The Amazing Spider-Man is set to thrill audiences this summer, and Sony Pictures is already looking to make a movie for another Spidey character. The LA Times reports that Chronicle's Josh Trank is in talks to direct a Venom movie.
The project would focus on "the gooey villain who was a mainstay of the Marvel comics, and was Spider-Man's nemesis. The character attaches himself to a human host and becomes as powerful as the web-slinging superhero." Topher Grace played Venom in Spider-Man 3 in 2007.
This long-gestating project has been in the works at Sony since 2008. Back in 2009, Hunger Games director Gary Ross was in talks to make a version that would show Venom as an anti-hero. Jacob Estes (The Details) penned a draft of the script several years ago. Sony is currently seeking a new writer.
Chronicle has grossed more than $60 million since coming out last month, despite lacking any big name stars. Trank did a phenomenal job with the movie, and I am interested in seeing what he does with Venom.