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VENOM back up and running with Josh Trank at the helm

Joshua Brunsting

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March 6th, 2012

From no-budget found footage film to one of the most talked about baddie-focused comic book films we’ve ever seen.  That’s what has occurred for director Josh Trank (CHRONICLE).

The LA Times report that the director is now set to helm the upcoming and long-gestating feature film, VENOM, looking at the story of the iconic villain from the Spider-Man universe. The film has been on the docket for what seems like years now, at least since the release of SPIDER-MAN 3 way back in 2007.  However, unable to make much of a move forward, this is the first real bit of development surrounding the project, since, well, it was announced.

Personally, while I have my strong issues with regards to CHRONICLE, there is no doubt that Trank is a talented young filmmaker, and is perfect for this type of project.  VENOM is a film that I think could really take the superhero film on a great left turn, something that the genre massively needs. It’s a genre that is slowly becoming stale, but this could truly change that, if done with the right stylistic choices.

But then again, that’s just me.  What do you guys think?

Source: The LA Times

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