The scramble to adapt comic characters to the silver screen continues. Writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Rheese have turned in their second draft of the proposed Spider-Man spin-off movie, “Venom,” to Sony. The duo also wrote the screenplay for “Zombieland” which opens this week and looks potentially awesome.
No word on how they plan to rectify the fact that the Venom character was killed off in Spider-Man 3. In movies (and comics), if there’s money to be made, death is only a minor obstacle.
With the rumored “Magneto” origin movie still in limbo, this could be the first comic-book villain to get his own movie. The film is looking at a 2012 debut.