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Venom (Now with Tom F#$king Hardy!?!?)

Postby King Of Nowhere on Wed May 14, 2008 6:07 pm

Yeah, this is kinda old news, but i came across it when Moo & I were discussing Marvel's "momentum" & couldn't find a thread about it here.

Dark Horizons, last july wrote:
Question: And the other thing of course is you haven't really left Marvel behind completely right? I mean you're still personally involved in Hulk and Iron Man ...

Arad: ..and Spiderman. And I'm making Venom.


IESB, back in February wrote:

IESB Exclusive: Venom Stand Alone Film Moving Forward!
Written by Robert Sanchez

Eddie Brock to get his stand alone film, Venom is coming back to the big screen!

One of the biggest disappointments from Spider-Man 3 was how they developed the villains, or actually how they didn't develop the villains, but between the three baddies that we had to contend with the biggest let down was Eddie Brock A.K.A. Venom.

Venom, by far one of the coolest villains in the Spider-Man universe, was played poorly by Topher Grace and was definitely one of the biggest let downs in the entire Spider-Man trilogy.

Not to say Topher Grace was the wrong man for the job, but with poor material and a badly put together movie, you just weren't going to get any stellar performances. I mean, asking God to kill Peter Parker is one of the lamest lines I've ever heard.

But Venom fans rejoice, Marvel is moving forward with a new stand alone film, yep you heard right, Venom is coming back to the big screen.

We've confirmed that "the studio" has met recently with several "A list writers" about a spin-off film.

Eight years ago, New Line Cinema held the theatrical rights to Venom. Since then, the rights have reverted back Marvel. But does Sony have complete control over the character since he was a part of Spidey 3 or does Marvel control the rights to the character with Sony only having distribution rights?

We have to assume that since there is movement and there has been recent meetings with writers this property must belong to Marvel since they have made an interim agreement with the WGA and proceed to develop projects during the current strike. Either way, one thing is for certain, Venom will get a second shot at the big screen.

Will it be a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde type of storyline or are we going to see other characters from the Marvel universe such as Scorpion or maybe even Carnage? Let the assumptions and speculation begin. We will try to get Marvel and/or Sony to go on the record early next week.

Here is more info on Venom:

Venom, or the Venom Symbiote, is the name given to the first symbiote life form to appear in the fictional Marvel Universe. The creature is a sentient alien with a liquid-like form. It requires a host, usually human, to bond around for its survival. In return the Venom creature gives its host enhanced powers. In effect, when the Venom Symbiote bonds with a human to form a super-villain, that new dual-life form itself is also often called Venom. The symbiote, with or without a host, is an arch-enemy of Spider-Man, who was the first host it merged with before its evil motives were clear. After Spider-Man rejected it, the symbiote went on to merge with other hosts and so began its popular reign as the villain known as Venom.

The Venom Symbiote first appeared in Secret Wars vol.1, #8 where Spider-Man first encountered it and unwittingly merged together. After Spider-Man rejected it the Symbiote merged with Eddie Brock, its most well-known host, in The Amazing Spider-Man #300 (April 1988). Its current host is Mac Gargan, the villain formerly known as Scorpion.

Originally, the Venom symbiote was portrayed as a mute and lonely creature craving the company of a host. More recently, it has been shown as increasingly abusive of its hosts, and having the powers of speech. Also the Venom Symbiote itself has no known name, as Venom is essentially the moniker it has adopted since its history with Spider-Man on Earth.

According to S.H.I.E.L.D., it is considered one of the greatest threats to humanity, alongside Magneto, Doctor Doom, and Red Skull.

The Venom symbiote also appears in the film Spider-Man 3 first merging to Spider-Man's suit and then to Eddie Brock.


So, erm, discuss.
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Postby SooperPooperScooper on Wed May 14, 2008 6:13 pm

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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Wed May 14, 2008 6:15 pm

Venom, by far one of the coolest villains in the Spider-Man universe, was played poorly by Topher Grace and was definitely one of the biggest let downs in the entire Spider-Man trilogy.


Now, that's not fair at all. Venom was fucked from the start, it's not Topher Grace's fault at all, he coped admirably.
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Postby doglips on Wed May 14, 2008 6:17 pm

AtomicHyperbole wrote:
Venom, by far one of the coolest villains in the Spider-Man universe, was played poorly by Topher Grace and was definitely one of the biggest let downs in the entire Spider-Man trilogy.


Now, that's not fair at all. Venom was fucked from the start, it's not Topher Grace's fault at all, he coped admirably.


Yeah Grace was good and IMO Venom was the only pay off for going to see No.3.
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Postby Fried Gold on Wed May 14, 2008 6:17 pm

Venom was barely worthwhile in Spiderman 3 (Spiderman 3 being a barely worthwhile film).
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Postby buster00 on Wed May 14, 2008 6:18 pm

SooperPooperScooper wrote:No.


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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Wed May 14, 2008 6:28 pm

Fried Gold wrote:Venom was barely worthwhile in Spiderman 3 (Spiderman 3 being a barely worthwhile film).


by barely worthwhile do you mean wholly unwatchable?

Then we agree!

It wasn't Topher's fault, tho...
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Wed May 14, 2008 6:29 pm

Blame souly on director/studio issues on that one, methinks. Personally I feel that Raimi COULD'VE tried a bit harder, though, and not been such a nancy about Venom in the first place...
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Postby Fried Gold on Wed May 14, 2008 6:33 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote:
Fried Gold wrote:Venom was barely worthwhile in Spiderman 3 (Spiderman 3 being a barely worthwhile film).


by barely worthwhile do you mean wholly unwatchable?


Pretty much.

But then I don't hold any of those Spiderman films in the greatest of regards.
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Wed May 14, 2008 6:36 pm

Fried Gold wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:
Fried Gold wrote:Venom was barely worthwhile in Spiderman 3 (Spiderman 3 being a barely worthwhile film).


by barely worthwhile do you mean wholly unwatchable?


Pretty much.

But then I don't hold any of those Spiderman films in the greatest of regards.


Who died and made you Pacino?
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Postby Fried Gold on Wed May 14, 2008 6:39 pm

Pacino died...earlier today...so I think your comments are entirely in poor taste.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Wed May 14, 2008 6:39 pm

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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Wed May 14, 2008 6:42 pm

Fried Gold wrote:Pacino died...earlier today...so I think your comments are entirely in poor taste.


He just contacted me through a seance and told me to tell you you're trying too hard.
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Postby Fried Gold on Wed May 14, 2008 6:45 pm

AtomicHyperbole wrote:
Fried Gold wrote:Pacino died...earlier today...so I think your comments are entirely in poor taste.


He just contacted me through a seance and told me to tell you you're trying too hard.

Seance? Too soon.
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Wed May 14, 2008 6:52 pm

Is there a time window with these things?
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Postby Fried Gold on Wed May 14, 2008 7:15 pm

We have until someone becomes interested in a Venom film.
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Postby havocSchultz on Wed May 14, 2008 7:53 pm

If you look closely at the thread title you can see Venom...
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Postby Chairman Kaga on Wed May 14, 2008 9:35 pm

I missed that first article last year. Why oh why couldn't Arad have left Marvel to go produce Bratz before Spider-Man 3?
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Wed May 14, 2008 9:37 pm

This before a decent Man-Thing movie? Marvel hates us.
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Postby Fried Gold on Thu May 15, 2008 8:51 am

Chairman Kaga wrote:I missed that first article last year. Why oh why couldn't Arad have left Marvel to go produce Bratz before Spider-Man 3?

To be fair, the Bratz film likely did a better job at pleasing it's target audiences than Spiderman 3 did.
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Re: Venom

Postby Ribbons on Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:25 am

TheButcher wrote:From THR.com: Sony may bite on Spidey spinoff
With Heath Ledger's villainous Joker drawing attention and boxoffice dollars, Sony is moving forward with "Venom," a potential "Spider-Man" spinoff based on a bad guy.

The studio is developing the project, based on the gooey nemesis who appeared in "Spider-Man 3" and is hoping the character could serve as an antidote to the aging "Spider-Man" franchise in the way that Fox has used Wolverine to add longevity to its "X-Men" franchise.

But getting any spinoff off the ground, let alone one centered on a villain, can be tricky.

The studio had commissioned a draft of the script from Jacob Estes, a writer of the specialty film "Mean Creek," released several years ago by Paramount Classics. He's also attached to the Plan B drama "The Gifted."

But the studio is considering going in a different direction from Estes' script and is seeking writers for a new draft.


Mean Creek?! That movie was awesome!

I don't what's going on with this, but I'd be willing to guess, sight unseen, that if Estes wrote a draft, it's better than whoever they hired to replace him can come up with.
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Re: Venom (Now w/ 100% More Bizarre Development News)

Postby bastard_robo on Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:19 pm

I have a horrible feeling this is going to end up as another CATWOMAN....
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Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:23 am

bastard_robo wrote:I have a horrible feeling this is going to end up as another CATWOMAN....


Complete with Benjamin Bratt, no doubt.
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Postby TheButcher on Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:29 pm

From MTV: EXCLUSIVE: Venom’s Creator And Writers Chime In On Rumored ‘Spider-Man’ Spin-Off
Introduced to the Marvel Universe more than twenty years ago, Venom has provided a variety of hosts with enhanced powers, always with devastating effects as it perpetrates a reign of terror. As one of the most villainous characters in the Marvel arsenal, could this pile of extraterrestrial goo really transition to leading man?

“I think Venom could headline a good movie on his own, but it would be tricky and would depend in large part on the script,” Venom’s creator David Michelinie told MTV News. As the “Amazing Spider-Man” writer behind the origin story depicted in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 3,” Michelinie argues the film’s success would depend most on who’s inhabiting the suit.

In “Spider-Man 3,” Venom fused with Eddie Brock (played by Topher Grace), but Brock’s climactic and seemingly conclusive death scene leaves an open slot for the symbiote’s host. “If Eddie’s still dead from “Spider-Man 3,” stated Michelinie,” “the story and the success of the movie would depend almost entirely on the personality of the character who would combine with the symbiote: his motivations, his background, his methodology…his heart and soul.”

Giving the film a heart will be one of the biggest factors towards a successful Venom film, said “Incredible Hulk vs. Venom” author Peter David. “The trick is making sure that there’s a sympathetic character for the audience to identify with,” he said. “In a Venom film, that could be anyone from whoever Venom’s antagonist is to whomever the symbiote possesses.”

Writer/artist Kaare Andrews, whose “Spider-Man: Reign” pitted Peter Parker against Venom in a shadowy future, calls the thought of a theatrical leap exciting. “I’m hoping this version of Venom will be the big beast of an alien from comics and not as wimpy and whiney as the last movie.” Andrews, for his part, hopes Spider-Man remains the hero at the other end of the mutant battle. “They are so great as opposing forces, and as a fan I feel a little cheated from ‘Spider-Man 3.’”

If a Venom film does move forward, one thing is clear. As the first superhero movie with a supervillain as its star, fans will expect a certain tone…and it’s not sunshine and flowers. “It’d be cool if they made it the darkest and most disturbing ‘Spider-Man’ movie to date,” mused “Spider-Man: Venom vs. Carnage” writer Peter Milligan. “A real journey into the dark side of the inhuman soul. But that won’t happen.”


And Sony has hired a pair of screenwriters to get going on the Spider-Man 3 spinoff movie Venom. Given that comic book artist/writer and action figure maker, Todd McFarlane, who is one of the creators of the Marvel villain, doesn't think a Venom movie could do well with a villain as the central character, my sources think Sony should let Topher Grace, even though he was blown up at the end of Spider-Man 3 (yet a portion of the Venom costume survived), stay in the role because the likeable actor could be a a sympathetic evildoer.

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Postby TheButcher on Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:21 pm

From THR.com:
Sony also has stepped up developing the "Spider-Man" spinoff "Venom," first recruiting writer Jacob Estes to draft a script and most recently bringing in scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who penned "Zombieland" for the studio.

Topher Grace played Venom in "Spider-Man 3," but it's unclear whether Sony would cast him for the "Venom" feature or bring in new talent.

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Postby TheButcher on Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:12 pm

Sony has officially confirmed a Spider-Man spin-off focusing on none other than Venom himself. Hired to helm the script is the writing team from Zombieland, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

source: Latino Review
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Postby Ribbons on Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:35 pm

Interesting. You'd think they might want to wait until after Wolverine comes out to commit to something like that though...
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Postby TheButcher on Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:17 pm

From Super Hero Hype: Reese and Wernick on the Venom Spin-Off

Edward Douglas wrote:A few weeks back, ComingSoon.net/Superhero Hype! had the privilege of visiting the set of Sony's upcoming horror comedy Zombieland, starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin. While we can't talk just yet about what we saw, we did get to spend a good 45 minutes with the film's co-writers and executive producers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, both cool guys who are clearly fans of genre. With that in mind, it was exciting to know they were working on the first draft for Sony's planned "Spider-Man" spin-off movie Venom, and we had to try to get in a few questions about that.

The duo actually went to Sony with a pitch for their take for the popular Spidey villain, but couldn't really say too much about it due to the usual non-disclosure agreements anyone involved with such a high profile project for Marvel would probably have to sign.

"Venom is something that we're very fired up to be writing," Reese told us. "We have turned in a draft and are waiting to hear back, so it's early in the process. But it's a thrill to be writing 'Venom' for obvious reasons."

As far as what Marvel is looking for, Reese did say that they had to follow "certain parameters" or the "47 rules" as Wernick called them.

"Obviously, with a character like Venom there's a ton of stuff to draw from," Reese told us. "Then they had specific rules about the villain and the backstory and stuff like that, so there were certain things they wanted us... certain parameters they gave us. But largely we pitched them something and they liked it but they had changes, so we worked on the outline for a long time and then we wrote the script. So with Marvel and Sony and us it's definitely very, very collaborative."

They couldn't talk about whether they were going to ignore everything that happened with the character in Spider-Man 3 or start fresh for reasons mentioned above.

They're also working on a project with Universal called Earth vs. Moon, which also sounds like an exciting idea for a film. Reese told us a little bit more:

"It's a science-fiction epic war movie ala, I don't know, 'Braveheart.' It's sort of got a little 'Star Wars' in it, a little 'Braveheart,' a little '300' in it. It's like it's sort of exactly what the title suggests. It's big and crazy and it's gonna be awesome. It's a colony on the moon, and the colony on the moon is fighting Earth. We're very, very excited about it. We've also turned in a draft on that and are waiting to hear back, so we're in early stages on each of those."

Look for more about our visit to the set of Zombieland over on ComingSoon.net and ShockTillYouDrop.com sometime in the near future.
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Postby Pacino86845 on Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:56 pm

Earth vs Moon sounds a bit like that Finnish space Nazi movie that we read about a while ago...

EDIT: Here's the space Nazi thread: Iron Sky
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Postby RogueScribner on Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:00 pm

Venom sucked in Spidey 3 and he'll suck in his own movie, too.
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Postby DerLanghaarige on Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:15 pm

Yeah, I gotta admit that I'm not really a Venom fan. I mean, he looks cool, but I don't think he's fascinating enough to carry a whole movie. (Which is one of the reasons why I'm less disappointed with Spidey 3 than the millions of angry fanboys on the web.)
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Postby TheButcher on Mon May 11, 2009 12:15 am

An MTV EXCLUSIVE: Are Spider-Man Villains Venom and Carnage Heading For A Big-Screen Blowout?
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From MTV: Todd McFarlane Sees Venom in ‘Spider-Man 4,’ Offers Sam Raimi Some Advice

Larry Carroll wrote:“I co-created Venom,” artist/writer/entrepreneur Todd McFarlane told MTV News. “He was in the last ‘Spider-Man’ movie. And I think he might make an appearance here in the next one, too.”
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Postby Ribbons on Mon May 11, 2009 12:31 am

McFarlane told us that he watched closely as director Sam Raimi developed his alien symbiote character into a role for Topher Grace in the 2007 blockbuster; but as the filmmaker sought to draw a light/dark comparison between the similarly-built Grace and Tobey Maguire, he dropped the ball on a few of the character’s key elements.

“He’s one of the more popular villains of the last ten, fifteen years,” McFarlane explained, offering his advice on the how Venom could be corrected for “Spider-Man 4,” his own spin-off and beyond. “Given that I created him, I have a little bit of a bias.”

“I would’ve done a few things different,” McFarlane said of the shortcomings that hindered the movie version of Venom. “When I first created him, I made him huge. That would’ve been the first thing for me; I would’ve wanted somebody who looked like he was three times the size of Spider-Man, so it was almost like Spider-Man going against the Hulk. [I want] someone who is really formidable; whenever you have a skinny character against a big one it’s like ‘Woah, I’m going to have to work today.’ But instead, the two of them were about the same size.”

Furthermore, McFarlane offered: “I would’ve done something more dramatic. [I also would’ve increased] the nastiness; I never cared too much about the comics code. I always pushed the envelope until the editor said ‘You’d better pull that back.’”

Among the many classic titles that McFarlane worked on over the years is Wolverine, and when he spoke with us, he insisted that the success of that character shows that audiences are ready for a big, bad, bloody Venom.

“I think one of the reasons why Wolverine is so popular is because he did stuff that Captain America or Batman would never do,” McFarlane explained, hoping Venom is properly beefed-up and unleashed in the next “Spider-Man” film. “Today’s generation, they can handle that stuff.”


Wow. That sounds... absolutely horrible. Changing Eddie Brock from a musclebound goon to a Peter Parker doppelganger was one of the few things that Spider-Man 3 got right. Maybe Todd McFarlane should stick to comics.
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JOSHUA (and/or MTV)'s got the Marvel Scoops...

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Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:58 am

I'll be surprised if a Venom movie ever happens.
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Postby TheButcher on Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:47 pm

From Heat Vision:
'Venom' to be written and possibly directed by Gary Ross
Borys Kit wrote:Gary Ross is writing “Venom,” Columbia’s “Spider-Man” spinoff based on one of the villains from “Spider-Man 3,” as a potential directing vehicle. Ross is already writing “Spider-Man 4” for the studio.

In the comics, Venom is a gooey alien parasite that bonds with Peter Parker and later his newsroom rival, among other people, becoming one of more popular villains in "Spider-Man’s" rogue gallery.

Topher Grace portrayed the character in the 2007 movie, which ended with both the human and the alien symbiote apparently destroyed in an explosion.

The studio had no comment on Grace’s involvement nor on Ross writing the project.

Avi Arad and Marvel are producing the movie.

Ross, repped by CAA, hasn’t directed a movie since 2003’s “Seabiscuit.”


From IGN:
Venom Likes Seabiscuit


From MTV:
'Spider-Man 4' Screenwriter To Rewrite And Direct 'Venom' Movie?


From Variety:
Ross To Helm "Venom"
Mike Fleming wrote:The relationship between Columbia Pictures and Gary Ross that began with his rewrite on “Spider-Man 4” is taking a “Venom”-ous turn.

I am hearing that the studio is in talks with Ross to helm the Spidey-spinoff “Venom,” and rewrite the script.

Ross will begin writing the script as soon as he completes the “Spider-Man” film.

While Venom showed up in the last Spidey installment, the intention is to start from scratch. Topher Grace played him in the last picture but the role will likely be recast.

Developing…
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Postby TheButcher on Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:51 pm

Venom is the Dayman
Campion of the sun
Master of karate and friendship for everyone


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Postby TheButcher on Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:11 pm

From Coming Soon:
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We were also able to chat with Topher Grace who plays the mysterious character named Edwin in "Predators." With talk of a new script for a Venom movie, has he been approached about being in the film?

Grace: I don't know. I haven't heard anything.

Q: There's been no talk?

Grace: No. I don't think so.
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Re: Venom (Now w/ 100% More Bizarre Development News)

Postby TheButcher on Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:39 pm

From IGN:
Spider-Man vs. Venom: Too Soon?
We don't know what's worse: That there's a rumor about rebooting Venom so soon after his appearance in Spider-Man 3 or that Sony maybe wants Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman to play him.

The internets delivered another story surrounding the top-secret Spider-Man reboot, this one centering on a possible return of Eddie Brock's symbiote alter ego, Venom. We're not sure exactly how this will play out, if at all - will this Venom be the one from Bendis' Ultimate Spider-Man run, a potential cure for cancer gone all awry?


From Deadline:
'Glee's Dianna Agron, Georgina Haig Tangled In Spidey Love Interest Web
It's a fluid situation, they might add another candidate or two, but these are the five main contenders. SPE and director Marc Webb might well take one for Gwen, and another for Mary Jane. All this should be wrapped up shortly and then we can get on to speculating about the villain. Early unconfirmed talk: they want to bring back Venom and they are looking at Philip Seymour Hoffman. Discuss!
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Re: Venom (Now w/ 100% More Bizarre Development News)

Postby TheButcher on Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:16 am

From 24 Frames:
'Chronicle's' Josh Trank looks to spit some Venom
Steven Zeitchik wrote:EXCLUSIVE: With Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” looking to kick-start a Spidey resurgence this summer, the studio is taking a crack at another character associated with the superhero: Venom.

The studio is negotiating with Josh Trank, the hot director of this winter’s found-footage hit "Chronicle," to take the reins of the Spidey spin-off, said a person familiar with the project who was not authorized to talk about it publicly. Sony was not immediately available for comment.

The film would center on the gooey villain who was a mainstay of the Marvel comics and was a nemesis, incarnated by Topher Grace, in the third “Spider-Man” picture in 2007. (The character attaches himself to a human host and becomes as powerful as the web-slinging superhero.)

A Venom film has been long-gestating at the studio, dating back at least to 2008 and preceding plans for this summer's Marc Webb-Andrew Garfield take on the character. Gary Ross negotiated to direct a Venom film back in 2009 but moved on to other projects, including the upcoming “Hunger Games.”

Jacob Estes (“The Details”) wrote a draft of a “Venom” script several years ago, but producers are seeking a new writer, said the source. (The Ross version was to craft Venom as less a villain than an antihero.) The film also would be seeking a new actor; Grace is not expected to reprise the role.

With "Venom," the 27-year-old Trank would not only return to superhero territory but would also bring a flair for shoe-leather storytelling that resonates with audiences: Despite an absence of stars as well as a modest budget, “Chronicle” has grossed more than $60 million since coming out last month.
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Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick Talk About Their VENOM Script, Which They Describe as “Dark and Soul Searchy”; Say It’s Unlikely to Move Forward
Adam Chitwood wrote:When speaking with Reese and Wernick, Steve asked the duo if they did, in fact, tackle a script for a Venom movie:
Paul Wernick: We did. A long time ago, and it likely will not become a movie in that form. Too many things have happened in between now and then and different people have been involved, and it’s just likely not to happen in the form that we wrote it, unfortunately.

Though their iteration of the script is unlikely to move forward, the two did talk about the tone of their take on the character:
Rhett Reese: [It was a] realistic, grounded, a little more dark take on the character.

Wernick: Yeah it was definitely kind of dark and soul search-y. We love it and we’re proud of it.

Reese: Eddie Brock was a conflicted character, and so I don’t think it could’ve been Peter Parker.

Reese and Wernick revealed that they actually pitched their own take on the story rather than having Sony dictate a specific Venom story that they had to use, and they teased an exciting sequence that was part of their script:
Wernick: Imagine a symbiote traveling across a city at some point in the movie, jumping from body to body as it goes, and each person that it inhabits ends up becoming really violent and striking someone else and then it jumps to the next person. There was a really cool sequence like that in there.
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Venom ‘Truth in Journalism’ Short Film Preview & Interview with Producer Adi Shankar
Producer Adi Shankar (Dredd) talks about his new Venom short film ‘Truth in Journalism’, a dark and violent comedy featuring ‘True Blood’s’ Ryan Kwanten as Eddie Brock.
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