Writers Officially Hired for Venom Spin-Off Movie

To be honest with you, I’m not sure what Sony’s big obsession with making a Venom spin-off movie (from the Sam Raimi “Spider-Man” films) is. I mean, sure, it’s a semi-decent character, but is there really that much potential in it? Then again, maybe I’ve just been exposed to the character for so long, that he’s no longer all that interesting to me. But anyways, Sony still has love for the big glob of black alien goo, because they’ve officially hired writers to take a crack at the script for the spin-off movie.

SciFiWire reports that Sony has handed the character over to “Zombieland” writing partners Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Says the duo about their upcoming gig:

“We read [Venom] growing up, but we were not experts,” Reese said. “We certainly know the mythology of Venom, but went back and learned more when it became clear that we could actually get this job.”

The writers won’t reveal any details about their ongoing script, but they do admit that they live in utter fear of fan mockery. Okay, they didn’t exactly say that, but they did admit that fan scrutiny “terrifies” them. I guess fear is a good thing, right?

Venom. Men fear him, Gene Simmons envies him.

Venom. Men fear him, Gene Simmons envies him.