According to the blog Heat Vision, an offshoot of The Hollywood Reporter, Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit) is handling yet another Spider-Man-related production (he’s currently writing Spider-Man 4): Venom and also possibly directing it.
Ross, who is a three-time Academy Award nominee (Seabiscuit, Dave, Big who he co-wrote with Anne Spielberg) is just the latest name attached to the Venom project. It was reported early this year, that Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were working on a treatment for the character.
No word yet on whether Topher Grace will reprise his role from Spider-Man 3 or not.
This will be Ross’ first time in the director’s chair, should the rumors be true, since 2003. Let’s pray there are no Eddie Brock dance numbers.
Now this project has been in limbo for a while now, so let me ask you this: do you think Venom is a strong enough character to hold his own movie?