Is Julie Taymor Going Off the Grid?


Before the beleaguered Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark opened on Broadway, director Julie Taymor was happy to expound on it at length for the media, but now that the production has suffered accidents, cast withdrawals, delays, and critical blowback, she's not quite as keen to talk. The Times is reporting that Taymor has pulled out of a public Q&A on January 8 where she was to be interviewed by theater reporter Patrick Healy, explaining that "with the changes in the Spider-Man production schedule, Julie will be deep in rehearsals and will not be available to participate." Just call it the Kevin Smith approach? [ArtsBeat/NYT via Movieline]