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VENOM film is taking shape

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
September 26th, 2009


It goes without saying how disappointing Venom was portrayed in the atrocity that was SPIDER-MAN 3. The character leaves room for so much darkness and evil, of which Sam Raimi barely even tapped the surface of. Like The Joker, Venom is the comic book villain we love to love and love to watch.

Luckily, Hollywood is all about second chances, especially when it comes to comic book properties. Now it would seem that Venom may be getting the proper treatment, as the screenwriters behind one of the most well-written films of the year have been tapped to write a spin-off film.

ZOMBIELAND writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have just been given the daunting task of writing a Venom film for Sony Pictures. And, oh what a symbiotic relationship that is! On the state of the script, Wernick said "We've written two drafts of Venom, and the studio has it, and they're pushing forward in whatever ways they push forward."

When asked where VENOM will fit in with the release of SPIDER-MAN 4 on May 6th, 2011, Wernick said, "We can't really talk about that, unfortunately. Basically, the studio and Marvel and the Arads are taking our drafts and going beyond and figuring out what's the next step."

In loving ZOMBIELAND with an undying devotion, I can think of no better screenwriters to handle the story of Spider-Man's most notorious arch enemy. The duo definitely know how to blend comedy, action, and horror all together in a balanced way, which is exactly the qualities I imagine a VENOM film possessing.

Source Sci-Fi Wire

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