Rhett Reese And Paul Wernick Discuss Their Venom Script And If It Will Be Used
It’s been a long time since we’ve heard something about the Venom movie. Back when Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man trilogy making unbelievable amounts of money, Sony started looking at possible spinoffs. Fan-favorite character Venom was tapped to be the first spinoff film. Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were tapped in 2008 to pen the script. The film signed Gary Ross to director in 2009, and he decided to write his own script. That failed and then Josh Trank signed on to direct the film. As far as we know Trank is still working on the Venom film, but it has taken a backseat to his Fantastic Four reboot for Fox. Reese and Wernick have been making the rounds for the new G.I. Joe film where they’ve also been talking about their Deadpool script a lot. Collider got around to asking them about Venom though.
The writing duo said that they think the movie will move on and probably won’t use the script they turned in. Wernick said “Too many thing 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.” Reese went on to describe their take as a grounded and dark take on the character. They said it was all Eddie Brock and a very soul search-y film you just couldn’t do with Peter Parker. They described one particularly interesting sequence with the symbiote:
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.
You can click over to Collider in the source link to hear a little more from the writing duo. So there’s a little insight into what the film would have been like. Venom is in limbo at the very least, so hopefully Reese and Wernick being so vocal about Venom (and Deadpool for that matter) leads to something official being said about the films. What do you think about the duos take on Eddie Brock? Are you still hoping for a Venom film?
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Source : Collider