Saturday, September 26, 2009

Updates on 'Venom'

SCI FI Wire had an exclusive interview with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers behind next month’s "Zombieland" flick and they spoke about the other big project they’ve been working on: the script for the "Venom" solo film.

The last we heard on the "Venom" project from the writers was from back in April when they couldn’t comment on whether or not this incarnation of Venom would be the same as/related to the wasted version we saw in the disappointing "Spider-Man 3."

"We've written two drafts of 'Venom,' and the studio has it, and they're pushing forward in whatever ways they push forward," Wenick said.

“We’ve written two drafts of Venom, and the studio has it, and they’re pushing forward in whatever ways they push forward,”

As for when the film going move into actual production, the writers said they weren’t sure and re-iterated that they’ve submitted their latest two drafts.

With "Spider-Man 4" moving into production early next year for a summer, 2011 opening, fans are curious as to when we might expect this film - Could it come before or around the game time? Could the movies cross-over?

“We can’t really talk about that, unfortunately… Basically, the studio and Marvel and the Arads are taking our drafts and going beyond and figuring out what’s the next step.”

What we do know about the future "Spider-Man" movies are that Sony hired James Vanderbilt to pen scripts for "Spider-Man 5 and 6." The interesting part about the news was that the scripts would act as a franchise reboot should Raimi and his cast not return for more after "Spider-Man 4."

Either "Venom" ties into the existing franchise in some form, or it helps kickoff the reboot of "Spider-man" which could be happening with "Spider-Man 5 and 6" (cross-over ideas are always great for marketing and for fan hype).

What do you think about the state of the franchise, the "Venom" spinoff and potential of a reboot?

"Spider-Man 4" is scheduled to open May 6, 2011.
Source: Screen Rant

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