'Venom' to be an R-Rated Sci-Fi Horror Filmby HaydnSpurrell
Sony's developing Spider-Man spinoff(?) on the villain Venom, being written by Dante Harper, is set to be an R-rated science fiction horror film. Harper penned Alien: Covenant, which seems to be taking the franchise back to its roots, so it makes sense from that angle.
And it's an intriguing concept to say the least. My Entertainment World reports that the genre of the film is action/horror/sci-fi. Collider, meanwhile, reports that Sony is hoping to launch their own Marvel Universe ala Fox's X-Men with this film, and the choice for an r-rated Venom comes on the back of Fox's success with Logan and Deadpool.
The film is set for 2018, though the film has no director just yet. We'll have to wait and see where whatever Sony is envisioning shapes up to be the final product.