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Sony Pictures is developing a "Venom" spin-off feature, based on the Marvel Comics' "Spider-Man" villain, (previously appearing in director Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3"), with "Zombieland" co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick having already submitted two draft screenplays.
The character of 'Venom' was born to a race of extraterrestrial parasites, that lived by possessing the bodies of other life-forms, endowing victims with enhanced physical abilities, at the cost of fatally draining them of adrenaline.
Marvel Comics' superhero 'Spider-Man' was the first host the symbiote merged with, before its evil motives were clear. After Spider-Man rejected the creature, the symbiote merged with other hosts, beginning its reign as a villain.
Spider-Man first encountered the Venom symbiote in Marvel's "Secret Wars" #8.
After Spider-Man rejected the alien, the symbiote merged with 'Eddie Brock' in "The Amazing Spider-Man" #299 (March 1988).
The Venom symbiote's current host is 'Mac Gargan', the Spider-Man comic book villain formerly known as the 'Scorpion'.
Sneak Peek the character of 'Eddie Brock' (Topher Grace) transforming into 'Venom' from the 2007 feature "Spider-Man 3"...