Venom Film Gets a Script

11 Comments

venom-spin-off-movie-1It’s probably an idea that sounded practical on paper: in “Spider-Man 3″, the symbiote becomes the impetus for Peter Parker’s aggression toward Harry Osborn and others. And, hey, let’s throw the Sandman in there so that there’s more of an anchor of humanity outside of Peter and Harry. But 139 minutes proved too little time to turn the story into a coherent film.

Now Sony wants to go ahead with a movie that completely indulges in the Venom character from beginning to end. There are no plot details, but “Zombieland” co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have announced, in an exclusive interview with Scifi Wire, that they’ve turned in a script. Wernick told Scifi Wire:

“We’ve written two drafts of Venom, and the studio has it, and they’re pushing forward in whatever ways they push forward.”

“Spider-Man 4″ begins shooting next year. There are no details about the “Venom” film’s relationship to “Spider-Man 4″ or when it will begin shooting. You would think that Venom’s death would leave them in a bind, but we’re talking about a multi-million dollar movie based around a sentient tarpit, so I suppose that anything’s possible. My prognostication is that it will be a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing without any of the heart of the Raimi films. But there’s always the hope that Venom teams up with Carnage for a rousing ballad as one says to the other, “You give my spirit license to soar.” That I’d pay to see.

Will the Venom movie be all action or some heart?

Will the Venom movie be all action?

Author: Jacob

Jacob is shy. That's why he hasn't filled out his profile page yet. Hopefully he'll read this and decide to replace it with something else. If not, he'll never know I'm making fun of him in his profile. Heh heh. - Nix
  • CapFan67

    Yeah, and at one point someone thought that Elektra as a solo film would be good too. Hollywood just doesn’t seem to understand that many of the popular villains in comics are only truly interesting when put in a context involving the hero they are most closely identified with. I’ve never much cared for any Venom stories that weren’t about his vendetta against Spider-Man; because at his core that’s his definitive characteristic. If you really wanted to do the character and his fans a favor, you would put him on the shelf until his next opp to swing into the Spidey films comes around. Without some very liberal reinvention, I just don’t see Venom being able to carry his own movie.

  • CapFan67

    Yeah, and at one point someone thought that Elektra as a solo film would be good too. Hollywood just doesn’t seem to understand that many of the popular villains in comics are only truly interesting when put in a context involving the hero they are most closely identified with. I’ve never much cared for any Venom stories that weren’t about his vendetta against Spider-Man; because at his core that’s his definitive characteristic. If you really wanted to do the character and his fans a favor, you would put him on the shelf until his next opp to swing into the Spidey films comes around. Without some very liberal reinvention, I just don’t see Venom being able to carry his own movie.

  • http://ruggedthug.com/Wholesale-Belt-Buckles/ StarCarlton

    Please No Topher Grace – Please No Topher Grace

    As the comment above states – this movie will be worthless without a good superhero

  • http://ruggedthug.com/Wholesale-Belt-Buckles/ StarCarlton

    Please No Topher Grace – Please No Topher Grace

    As the comment above states – this movie will be worthless without a good superhero

  • ulik

    I have to agree, just because they messed up Venom’s appearance in Spider-Man 3 doesn’t mean they have to give him a solo film to make up for it. Venom’s appearance in the movie should have been just left as a cliffhanger at the end. Making this movie is such a dumb idea especially when Venom’s rogue gallery is hardly existant unless they borrorw from Spider-Man’s then it’d just be a Spider-Man movie without Spider-Man. Just plain stupid.

  • ulik

    I have to agree, just because they messed up Venom’s appearance in Spider-Man 3 doesn’t mean they have to give him a solo film to make up for it. Venom’s appearance in the movie should have been just left as a cliffhanger at the end. Making this movie is such a dumb idea especially when Venom’s rogue gallery is hardly existant unless they borrorw from Spider-Man’s then it’d just be a Spider-Man movie without Spider-Man. Just plain stupid.

  • THE MAN

    Well they can still say that some of him was left behind in the explosion but no Brock or his Dr. Lizard friend still has a sample that could still grow. Come on guys think it’s a movie.

  • http://nc32203@yahoo.com THE MAN

    Well they can still say that some of him was left behind in the explosion but no Brock or his Dr. Lizard friend still has a sample that could still grow. Come on guys think it’s a movie.

  • Simon

    You Venom haters fail so hard!
    There are TONS of fans craving for a movie focusing on Venom, he is THAT popular.

  • Simon

    You Venom haters fail so hard!
    There are TONS of fans craving for a movie focusing on Venom, he is THAT popular.