Star Trek co-writer Alex Kurtzman is currently developing a Venom movie for Sony Pictures that he will direct. Venom is a crazy and cool character and one of my favorites in Spider-Man's universe. I like his dark personality and what he brings to the stories that he's in. Kurtzman discusses this stuff in a recent interview with MTV, and talks about why he wanted to work with the character.
"Well, Venom is sort of the flip side in that there are certain lines that Spider-Man won’t cross because he’s Peter Parker and Peter Parker will only do certain things and Venom is an entirely different character. Venom, in a weird way, is the representation of every line that will get crossed. He’s a much darker character. I wouldn’t even really say more complicated because I think they’re both very complicated characters, but I think the attraction for me to Venom is the idea that you can do things that you can’t do with Spider-Man."
I'm curious to see how he will handle bringing this character to the big screen. Sam Raimi brought Vemon into Spider-Man 3, but it didn't really work well. It could have been done so much better. With a stand alone Venom film, though, Kurtzman will be able to explore the character in depth, which is something I'm excited about seeing.
It was previously rumored that the movie would be called Venom Carnage, which indicates that the villain Carnage could be in it as well, which would be insane! Carnage is just pure evil. I've always wanted to see Carnage brought to life in the movies, so I hope this rumor ends up being true.
There's no word on whether Spider-Man will make an appearance in the Venom movie, but Kurtzman goes on to optimistically talk about the hero:
"Spider-Man has always occupied its own wonderful unique space. The stories have evolved. You know, Spider-Man has the benefit of having so many more movies than even some of the movies that have 2s and 3s in front of them from Marvel. I think as long as it keeps staying true to character, and true to who Peter is, and putting him in interesting and complicated situations, it’ll survive. Because it’s so beloved. Everybody loves Spider-Man."
Sony has got some solid talent working on the upcoming Spider-Man films, so hopefully they turn out awesome.