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 gooey one.
Topher Grace played Venom’s big screen debut in Spider-Man 3, much to the disappointment of many. Not with Grace mind you, just the overall treatment of the character and the movie in general.
Personally, I’m not sure if Venom can carry a movie by himself. I know many would disagree, but I can’t really remember a stand alone Venom story that is worth making into a big budget film. Can you?