Back in 1999, David Fincher passed on the oppurtunity to direct Spider-Man, and it has been said the director was up for the reboot that Marc Webb ended up nabbing.
Now while speaking with io9, Fincher offers what his take on Spider-Man would have been in that it wouldn't have been the superhero version that Sam Raimi did, but something that sounds more in line with the Amazing Spider-Man movies, though in a more mature way.
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.
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.
David Fincher is known for directing Fight Club, Seven, The Social Network, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and will directing its sequel.