Josh Trank May Direct The Venom Spin-Off Movie
Despite how cool and popular the character is in the comics – can Venom actually carry an entire film? Sony seems to think so and we at CBT would love for them to prove all of us wrong. The world simply doesn’t have enough heroes who are willing to eat criminals’ faces.
The Chronicle’s’ director Josh Trank had his name attached with the Fantastic Four reboot that Fox has been planning for a while, and after denying all the rumors, Trank apparently would have his name out of the comic book adaptations world for a while, well, not at all. The LA Times Blogs is now reporting that Sony is negotiating with the director to take over that old Venom spin-off, which was believed to be dead.
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 idea for this Venom flick is something the studio has been planning since 2008, Hunger Games director Gary Ross negotiated to direct it back in 2009 with a script by Jacob Estes, but he moved on to other projects. This script would have Venom as some kind of antihero. Topher Grace, who played the character on Spider-Man 3, is not expected to return.
Source : The LA Times Blogs