David Fincher, director of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, talked to io9 earlier today about his intentions for his now defunct Spider-Man project. Sony originally considered Fincher for the 2002 original and again in 2009 for the reboot. He was never chosen for either project, but his take on the ol’ Webhead certainly would have been interesting.

On what his version would have entailed:

“My impression what Spider-Man could be is very different from what Sam [Raimi] did or what Sam wanted to do. I think the reason he directed that movie was because he wanted to do the Marvel comic superhero. I was never interested in the genesis story. I couldn’t get past a guy getting bit by a red and blue spider. It was just a problem… It was not something that I felt I could do straight-faced. I wanted to start with Gwen Stacy and the Green Goblin, and I wanted to kill Gwen Stacy.”

How he would have orchestrated Stacy’s death:

“The title sequence of the movie that I was going to do was going to be a ten minute — basically a music video, an opera, which was going to be the one shot that took you through the entire Peter Parker [backstory]. Bit by a radio active spider, the death of Uncle Ben, the loss of Mary Jane, and [then the movie] was going to begin with Peter meeting Gwen Stacy. It was a very different thing, it wasn’t the teenager story. It was much more of the guy who’s settled into being a freak.”

Pretty bizarre, right? If you want to read more, stop by our friends at io9.