Dammit, I really thought this wasn’t happening. But Sci-fi Wire reports that Sony is still trying to get its Spider-Man spin-off Venom going, despite how Venom was the worst part of Spider-Man 3. There is a silver lining here, but let me let Sci-Fi Wire tell it:
Now Sony is going forward with a Venom spinoff movie, which pretty
much has fans split down the middle. Will it finally do the fanged
black-ooze baddie justice, or will it be more of the same? The good
news is that Zombieland co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have been tasked with penning the project (Zombieland is awesome, so fingers crossed).
Wernick confirmed to us that the project is still moving forward and
the writing team has turned the script in to the suits at Sony. “We’ve
written two drafts of Venom, and the studio has it, and they’re
pushing forward in whatever ways they push forward,” Wernick told SCI
FI Wire in an exclusive interview.
So when might Venom be going into production? “We’re not sure, [but]we’ve turned in our two drafts,” said Wernick.
Honestly, if we have to have a Venom movie, we could probably do a lot worse than have the Zombieland guys script it. Not that I’ve seen Zombieland yet, but most of the early reviews for it have been excellent, and everything I’ve seen in the trailers I’ve liked (although my capacity for zombie movies is probably greater than most people’s). Tell you what — I really wouldn’t mind Topher Grace coming back for the flick, although he probably would. I think he did a fine job with the crap he was handed, and Spidey 3‘s shittiness wasn’t his fault at all. But what do you guys think? Thanks to Thatcher for the tip.