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Josh Trank to direct "Venom"?

Posted by Star Fox - Friday, March 09th, 2012

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It's rumored that film director Josh Trank ("Chronicle"), is in talk with Sony to direct "Venom", a spin-off of "The Amazing Spider-man", centered on the character of Venom, the nemesis of Spider-Man, already seen in "Spider-Man 3" (2007).

The ending of "Spider-Man 3" helping, such spin-off has been expected since some times now. In 2009 this was Gary Ross ("The Hunger Games") who was planned to direct it. But since, there has been no more news about such project.

Sony is certainly awaiting to see how the reboot of "The Amazing Spider-Man", due to be released on July 4th of this year, will perform, to decide on a strategy around the rich universe of Spider-Man. A second, or fith (depending of the point of view), Spider-Man film is already planned for a 2014 release.

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Posted by G1940 - Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Gary Ross, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will write, with Josh Trank rumored to direct. Here's the storyline:

First appearing in the comic book series as an alien costume worn by Spider-Man in "The Amazing Spider-Man" #252 in 1984, it was several years before the creature left Peter Parker and merged with photographer Eddie Brock, forming the antihero known as Venom. Since then, the character has appeared in a variety of different forms and bonded with several different hosts. In the "Ultimate" Marvel Universe, the suit has a more terrestrial origin, created by Parker and Brock's scientist parents in an attempt to cure cancer.

Sony has allegedly toyed with the idea of a Venom spinoff in the past, but this new version is rumored to be unconnected to previous drafts.

Posted by Star Fox - Sunday, June 10th, 2012

I wonder what it's going to look like. And against whom will Venom fight? Another villain? A super-hero? Will Spider-man appear in one way or an other in the Venom film?

By the way, in Spider-Man 3, the character of Venom looked great, I loved it!

Posted by G1942 - Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Thank you. Now wait a minute, Josh Trank is better known as Joshua Trank.

Posted by Star Fox - Monday, June 11th, 2012

If I don't make mistakes, Joshua Trank is also attached to "Shadow of the Colossus", the movie adaptation of the PS3 video game developed by the genuine Fumito Ueda and his Team ICO. If Joshua does both, I bet he'll have very busy years ahead!


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