Director of District 9, Elysium, and Chappie, Neill Blomkamp, has been chosen to helm Sony’s Venom movie. Blomkamp has been on hiatus since Ridley Scott has taken reigns of the Alien series with the upcoming Alien Covenant. Blomkamp was slated to direct an Alien movie with Sigourney Weaver, but has been dormant for quite some time. Venom will be his fourth feature film and will be written by Blomkamp and his writing partner/wife Terri Tatchell.
Blomkamp commented on the upcoming film, “I’m thrilled to continue working with Sony and bring a unique take on the character. We’ve got some great ideas and we hope to make it the best product possible.” Spider-man has creative control with Disney/Marvel, but Sony has had sights set on making a Venom movie for quite some time. Even back when Sam Raimi made Spider-Man 3, he was forced into a position to adapt Venom for the film when he wanted to focus the film around the Vulture, which is the main villain for Spider-Man: Homecoming. Venom is slated for an October 2018 release.
Blomkamp is most well known for his 2009 Sci-Fi film District 9
Blomkamp’s exemplary work on District 9 should prove valuable. His work in Sci-Fi puts him at a great stance for directing the movie especially one that is suited for adults. Many deeper themes came from District 9 and we hope he does the same with Venom. With all this in mind, we would like to wish our readers a happy April Fools Day! Unfortunately this story isn’t real, but we do think that Blomkamp would be the perfect choice to direct this movie.