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10 items from 2017

Venom Movie Eyes Fall 2017 Shoot, Described as Horror Sci-Fi

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Earlier this month, Sony Pictures handed out an October 5, 2018 release date for the highly-anticipated Spider-Man spin-off, Venonm. Alex Kurtzman has come aboard to direct from a script by Dante Harper (Edge of Tomorrow, Alien: Covenant), although casting has not yet begun for the title role at this time. Today we have a new report which claims that this project is eyeing a fall 2017 production start, with the film described as a horror sci-fi hybrid, although unfortunately we still don't have any story details at this time.

The news broke over at, although there are no further details about this project at this time. Venom movie was getting back on track, with Dante Harper (Edge of Tomorrow, Alien: Covenant) writing the script. That report revealed the project will have no connection to Spider-Man: Homecoming, with the studio hoping to launch their own Spider-Verse franchise after this movie comes out. »

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Surprise! A Venom Movie is coming in October 2018

17 March 2017 7:02 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Hot of the press from Sony Pictures headquarters, and quite frankly completely unexpected, comes the news that finally, after being announced over a year ago, the Venom movie is set for an October 5th 2018 release date, filling the slot nicely that James Wan’s Aquaman has just vacated.

Rumours are currently flying as to who the director may be, and The Mummy and The Amazing Spider-Man director, Alex Kurtzman, looks to be in the lead especially after being announced by box office data providers Exhibitor Relations Co But this is yet to be confirmed by the studio.

Alex Kurtzman, writer of The Amazing Spider-man 2 and director of The Mummy reboot will be at the helm of Sony's Venom.

— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) March 16, 2017

The production of Venom has had a faltering start since 2014 when it was initially planned around the same time as the Amazing Spider-Man 2. »

- Zehra Phelan

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Alex Kurtzman Not Confirmed To Direct Venom, But The Movie Has New Writers

16 March 2017 7:12 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Earlier today, Sony’s planned Venom movie finally secured a 2018 release date, one that Aquaman originally held before Warner Bros. moved it, but it appears as if reports of The Mummy‘s Alex Kurtzman taking the helm were premature. The Hollywood Reporter has now revealed that he’s not currently attached to the project and that Venom is without a director at the moment.

What the film does have, however, is a fresh set of writers, as the trade reveals that the latest draft of the screenplay by Dante Harper is set to be rewritten by the team of Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. Both men worked on the upcoming Jumanji reboot together, while Rosenberg’s previous projects have included Con Air and Gone In Sixty Seconds. Pinkner, meanwhile, contributed to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and The Dark Tower.

What most fans are wondering right about now is how this »

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Venom movie to start shooting his autumn

16 March 2017 5:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Mar 27, 2017

A few more details on Sony's planned Spider-Man spin-off movie, Venom...

Right then. Since news of a Sony-backed Venom movie suddenly landed just over a week ago, with an October 2018 release date already inked, a few extra details have been forthcoming.

We know now that it’s not going to be connected to the Marvel cinematic universe, for once. Dante Harper was originally penning the screenplay for the new movie, and more recently, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg were hired to come up with fresh ideas for the film. The latter are the pair believed to be working on the new draft of the script.

Furthermore, contrary to some reports, Alex Kurtzman is not directing the new film (he was originally attached to direct the Venom movie when it was active a few years ago).

The latest update is that filming for Venom is set to begin this autumn, »

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Spider-Man Spin-Off Venom Gets a Fall 2018 Release Date

16 March 2017 4:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just hours after a fan theory surfaced suggesting that upcoming sci-fi thriller Life is actually a Venom origin story, Sony Pictures has set a release date for their Spider-Man spin-off. The movie will hit theaters October 5, 2018, the same date that Aquaman just vacated hours ago. The studio also pushing The Girl in the Spider's Web from October 5, 2018 to October 19, 2018. Sony also announced that Alex Kurtzman will direct the Venom standalone movie.

The news comes from Erc Box Office's Twitter, which arrives just a few weeks after we reported that this Venom movie was getting back on track, with Dante Harper (Edge of Tomorrow, Alien: Covenant) writing the script. That report revealed the project will have no connection to Spider-Man: Homecoming, with the studio hoping to launch their own Spider-Verse franchise after this movie comes out. Alex Kurtzman's involvement is not terribly surprising, since he was originally set to direct »

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Sony Sets 2018 Release Date for Venom Movie

16 March 2017 4:28 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

One of Spider-Man's most notorious villains is back on track for the big screen, as a Venom movie has now been slotted for a 2018 release date by Sony Pictures.

According to Collider (via Exhibitor Relations), Sony has set an October 5th, 2018 release date for Venom, a film that will focus on the sinister symbiote from space that attaches itself to a human host—most memorably to Eddie Brock in the Marvel comics—creating one of the most powerful and deadly villains in the world of Spider-Man.

In March of 2016, it was revealed that a Venom movie was back in development at Sony with Dante Harper working on a screenplay and Spider-Man producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach backing the project. No updates have been made to confirm if that is still the case.

Back in 2015, Sony made a deal with Disney to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (McU). At this time, »

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Venom Gets 2018 Release Date, ‘Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Shifted Back Two Weeks

16 March 2017 4:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Venom is heading to the big screen. Spider-Man’s nemesis, sharp of fang, flexible of morals, will get his own adventure, Sony said on Thursday. The spin-off film will swing into theaters on Oct. 5, 2018. Venom is a favorite of comic fans; the alien has long terrorized the web-slinging hero.

To make room, Sony will move “The Girl in the Spider's Web,” Fede Alvarez’s “Dragon Tattoo” reboot from Oct. 5 to Oct. 19. It will face off against “Jungle Book: Origins,” Warner Bros.’ take on the Rudyard Kipling stories, and an untitled film from Blumhouse, the low-budget horror purveyor behind “The Purge” and “Get Out.”

The release shuffle took place hours after Warner Bros. moved “Aquaman” from its Oct. 5 to Dec. 21, 2018. The studio was filling a holiday season hole left by “Avatar 2’s” delays.

David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” made $232.6 million globally, but was a financial disappointment »

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Sony Gives Spider-Man Spinoff Venom A Release Date And Director

16 March 2017 3:19 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Update: We’re now learning that Alex Kurtzman, who penned The Amazing Spider-Man 2, will direct the film.

Earlier today, Warner Bros. decided to move James Wan’s Aquaman from its October 5th, 2018 release date, instead placing it on December 21st of that same year. Seeing an opportunity to strike, Sony has now announced that they’ve snatched up the fall date for their Spider-Man spinoff, Venom.

At the moment, that’s all we have to go on, as no director as been announced as of yet. We’re also unsure of it will have any ties to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though we imagine that it won’t. After all, the studio will probably want to head down an R-rated route after the success of Logan and Deadpool and given the nature of the titular character, that definitely makes sense. Not only that, but the involvement of Amazing Spider-Man »

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Is Life Actually a Prequel to Spider-Man Spin-Off Venom?

16 March 2017 11:47 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, an eagle-eyed Reddit user spotted something very interesting in a recent TV spot for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Life. One seemingly random throwaway shot, featuring a number of New York City citizens looking up at something in the sky, was seemingly lifted from a shot that was originally filmed for Sony's 2007 superhero sequel Spider-Man 3, during a scene where Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man saves Bryce Dallas Howard's Gwen Stacy from being crushed by a crumbling building. While it's likely just a case of the studio using a random shot from their library to save money, this shot has also spawned a crazy fan theory that Life may actually be a prequel to the long discussed Venom spin-off.

This theory first surfaced on Reddit, claiming that Life could actually be a backdoor origin story for how the alien symbiote Venom come to Earth in the first place. Venom is actually featured in Spider-Man 3, »

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Meet Walter in New Alien: Covenant Short Film

10 March 2017 9:13 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Twentieth Century Fox's much anticipated, action-thriller, Alien: Covenant, hitting theaters May 19th, marks visionary director Ridley Scott's return to the universe he created. Continuing to enthrall fans, Fox has tapped Advanced Micro Devices (Amd) to be the official Cpu/Gpu partner for Alien: Covenant and today will release its branded short, "Meet Walter" that stars Michael Fassbender as his character Walter. As the centerpiece of the #MeetWalter campaign, this short introduces Walter, the latest synthetic android with intelligence powered by Amd (Nasdaq: Amd), RyzenTM and RadeonTM processors, and manufactured by the film's fictional corporation Weyland-Yutani.

The short, conceived by Ridley Scott and 3Am, produced by Rsa Films with technology partner Amd and directed by Luke Scott, showcases Walter as the world's most advanced synthetic companion, created to serve and designed to help achieve a better human experience with intelligence. As part of the campaign, a limited-edition poster debuts online and at SXSW, »

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