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Sunday, February 09, 2020

Columbia Pictures' "Morbius"



Director Daniel Espinosa's "Morbius" live-action feature film from Columbia Pictures, based on the Marvel Comics character, opens July 31, 2020:


"Morbius" stars Jared Leto ("Suicide Squad") and Matt Smith ("Doctor Who"), with Adria Arjona ("Narcos") as 'Martine Bancroft'. 


"...when arrogant scientist 'Michael Morbius' experiments to cure himself of a rare blood disease..


"...it's rich socialite 'Martine Bancroft' who helps him keep a connection to his humanity, after he becomes a vampire.


"She stays by his side while Michael tries to discover a cure for his monstrous condition.


"However, tragedy strikes when circumstances lead to Martine herself being transformed into a vampire at Michael's hand..."


"Morbius: The Living Vampire" is scripted by Burk Sharpless ("Dracula Untold") and Matt Sazama ("The Last Witch Hunter").


Created by writer Roy Thomas and illustrator Gil Kane for Marvel Comics, 'Dr. Michael Morbius', a gifted intellect, expert biologist, biochemist and neuroradiologist with a Ph.D. in biochemistry...


...debuted as an antagonist in "The Amazing Spider-Man" #101 (Oct. 1971), eventually evolving into a sympathetic 'superhero with super problems'  in his own series.


"...'Morbius' experienced a transformation by electrical shock treatment and drug ingestion, turning into a pseudo-vampire, possessing superhuman powers, similar to supernatural vampires...


"...with a strong aversion to sunlight, an accelerated healing factor and the ability of 'transvection', ot the ability to navigate wind currents and glide great distances through the air..."


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