The destined-to-be-remade-in-2021 The Amazing Spider-Man might be shaping up to be almost as good as Spider-Man, if you like state-of-the-art 3D filming technology and Martin Sheen - neither of which the Spider-Man our dead grandparents saw had. The "pioneering" technology is called "3ality Digital's TS-5 wireless and handheld beamsplitter mirror rig," and is said to allow filmmakers to shoot in 3D in the time it takes to shoot a 2D movie. Here's some more technical jargon from the movie's director of photography that will appear to fly off the screen if you're wearing your special Screen Junkies 3D goggles:
"You don't get the unwanted shadowing effects during shots that sometimes appear using other 3D rigs, and the lens changes only take a few minutes. We wanted a rig that would not only deliver the best quality and performance but also one that wouldn't delay the production, so we have all the benefits of a 3D picture and we're shooting to a 2D schedule."

Cool! I'm sure this means that soon they'll be able to afford to provide 3D glasses to ticket holders at no extra cost, right? Right? Hey, why are you laughing? (via The Hollywood Reporter)