Thursday, July 31, 2008

Spider-man's Enemy Venom To Get Spin-off Film

In what quite possibly is one of the worse ideas for a spin-off movie Sony is looking to move forward on a film revolving around Spider-Man 3 villain Venom, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The studio is hoping that the spinoff will keep its Spider-Man franchise fresh in the same way the upcoming Wolverine solo movie is continuing the X-Men series.

Jacob Estes (Mean Creek) had previously written a script for Venom but Sony is looking to hire new screenwriters.

There are also question marks over the casting of the lead role. Sony has doubts that Topher Grace, who portrayed the character in Spider-Man 3, can lead a big budget blockbuster.

In the Spider-Man comics, Venom is an alien symbiote that attaches itself to shamed reporter Eddie Brock giving him superhuman powers.