Ah Venom, one of the most popular villains in the Spider-Man universe yet you had to be in the crappiest of the three. Poor critical reception aside, there has been word that a Venom spin off was supposed to be in production. The script was originally written by Zombieland writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, but not much came of that script. With Spider-Man 4 starting production in January 2010 and set to be released in May 2011, work on the Venom spin-off is starting up again.
Gary Ross, director and writer of Seabiscuit and Pleasantville, is in talks to both write and direct the Venom spin off. The original word on the Venom spin-off was for a full reboot. New actor, new origin, to pull an Incredible Hulk so to speak. It’s yet to be seen if that plan is going through.
With Zombieland being number one this weekend, and becoming another member of the awesome Zombie movie hall of fame, I am for one extremely disappointed to hear about the change in writers. While nowhere near Zombieland, it would have been interesting to see where Wernick and Reese went with the Venom character. Perhaps their Venom would have been R-rated, and plucking people up off the streets of New York to feed the symbiote.