Sony Pictures plans animated Spider-Man movie for 2018

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Sony Pictures is working on an animated Spider-Man film for 2018 which will be conceived by The Lego Movie's creators, it said on Wednesday.

A spokesman confirmed comments by Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas that the movie would be written, produced and possibly directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who are also known for 22 Jump Street.

Sony Pictures is also releasing the latest live action episode of the Spider-Man saga, based on the Marvel comic strip character, on July 28, 2017.