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A Potential 'Venom' Director, Gary Ross Gets Script Duty

October 08, 2009 02:53:28 GMT

Having been tapped to re-write 'Spider-Man 4', the helmer/writer/producer of 'Seabiscuit' is hired to pen a script for the 'Spider-Man' spin-off as a potential directing vehicle.


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Filmmaker Gary Ross could be getting double duties for "Venom (2010)". According to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision, the producer, director and writer of 2003's drama "Seabiscuit" has been picked up to pen a new draft of the screenplay and is likely to end up taking the directing's seat.

This re-writing task won't be his first for the web-slinging superhero movie franchise. Back in July, the man behind "The Tale of Despereaux" was hired to do some re-writing for the "Spider-Man 4" script. Meanwhile, previous draft for "Venom" was written by "Zombieland" scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.

Back in 2006, Venom was introduced to the fans in "Spider-Man 3" as Topher Grace portrayed the evil Spider-Man look-alike, humanly known as Eddie Brock. Considered one of the greatest threats to humanity in the Spider-Man universe, the villain is a sentient alien with a liquid-like form which requires a human host to survive. By bonding itself to the host, it gives its host enhanced power to form a super-villain.

"Venom" will be produced by Avi Arad and Marvel. Ross will also take a part in producing. There is still no official announcement about the actors that will star in this spin-off to "Spider-Man 3" or whether Grace will reprise his role or not.

© AceShowbiz.com




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