Pretty soon, the Resident Evil film series won’t be the only thing out there made by Sony Pictures, based on a video game by Capcom, directed by Paul W.S. Andersen, and starring Milla Jovovich. All parties will soon return for a new film based on the popular Monster Hunter game series, and the folks at Sony Pictures have just debuted a first look at the two leads in a series of teaser posters on their official Twitter page:
After a very successful debut of Spider-Man villains spin-off films with 2018’s Venom, Sony Pictures is back with a new film starring Spidey’s bloodthirstiest foe! Morbius stars Jared Leto as the titular scientific vampire, and the studio just rolled back the curtain on a teaser trailer featuring his blood red eyes, pointy teeth, and upturned nose. You can watch the clip below:
Sony Pictures also released the following official synopsis of the film:
“One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.” read more
With production currently underway on Sony’s villain feature Morbius, new photos from the set have been shared online through Twitter. The latest post shows the first look at Jared Leto as Michael Morbius.
Also starring Adria Arjona as Martine Bancroft, Jareb Harris (The Crown) as Morbius’ mentor and Tyrese Gibson (2 Fast 2 Furious) as an FBI Agent, Morbius is Sony’s adaptation of the Marvel anti-hero, Morbius the Living Vampire who was first introduced as the antagonist in The Amazing Spider-Man #101. read more
Just in from Deadline, Sony’s latest feature to be based on a Spider-Man villain titled Morbius has added Jared Harris to its expanding cast.
Known for his performances in AMC’s Madmen and The Crown on Netflix, Harris has signed on to play a role that currently is under wraps.
Set to star Jared Leto and be directed by Daniel Espinosa, Morbius tells the story of Dr. Michael Morbius, a character that first debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man issue #101. After attempting to cure a fatal blood disease by injecting himself with a treatment serum derived from bats, he is transformed into a vampire. He acquires all the strengths of a creature of the night, especially the taste for human blood. read more
Fasten your seat belts, because the Ecto-1 is about to ride again! Entertainment Weekly reports that Jason Reitman will direct a sequel to 1984’s Ghostbusters and 1989’s Ghostbusters III, based on a script co-written by Reitman and Gil Kenan (Monster House). Reitman is the son of Ivan Reitman, the legendary director of the original series, and he even played the role of the unimpressed birthday boy at the beginning of the second movie. In his interview with EW, he fondly recalls his experiences on the set of the original film: read more
Sony Pictures has an intergalactic treat for your holiday stocking! The new trailer for Men in Black: International is finally upon us, and it playfully mixes the old with the new. Featuring glimpses at fan-favorite creatures from the original franchise while focusing on new characters played by Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Liam Neeson, the trailer suggests the film will try to find a balance which will satisfy most audiences. You can watch the new clip below:
The official synopsis accompanying the trailer suggests that this upcoming cinematic battle will come from within: read more
Following a record-breaking opening weekend for Venom, it comes as no surprise that Sony Pictures plans to continue creating its own Spider-Man shared film universe with the next being a solo film for Morbius: The Living Vampire, according to producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach who revealed details on the next villain they plan to bring to the screen.
Arad and Tolmach have confirmed Academy Award winner Jared Leto has signed on for the lead part, which follows his first venture into a comic book film when he portrayed The Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad. The producers suggest the film has a potential filming start date for February 2019. read more
Todd McFarlane- the legendary comic book artist behind the original character design of Venom- seems pretty hyped about how his creation will look in the upcoming Sony Pictures film starring Tom Hardy. In a new Facebook Live video, McFarlane praises the design of the character, such as his ape-like shoulders and imposing size. He also tweaks a screenshot taken from the new trailer for the film and makes a few adjustments to show his fans how the design could look more like his original work. McFarlane’s version features slightly different eyes and more gnarled teeth, with the back fangs being slightly more hidden by his cheeks. You can watch the entire process for yourself below: read more
In an exclusive report by Deadline, it has been confirmed that Mission: Impossible Fallout’s Rebecca Ferguson has just landed a key role in Sony Pictures’ Men In Black, also starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Rafe Spall, and Kumail Nanjani.
It was reported in February by HNN’s John Evans that F. Gary Gray (Straight Out of Compton) will direct the new film which is currently slated to be be released sometime in 2019.
The news of Ferguson’s casting added another exciting element to the film, as evidenced by her recent work in the last two Mission Impossible films, and may help convince some of the naysayers to give the sequel/reboot a chance. Details about the script or who Ferguson will be playing in the film are currently unavailable. read more
Sony’s earlier trailers for Venom largely focused on the fantastic Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, with only a few fleeting moments of his symbiotic suit flashing across the screen. That all changes with today’s new clip!
Venom’s official second trailer shows the symbiote talking, the symbiote making a giant shield, and the symbiote turning its arms into big swinging axe-like pendulums as they often do in the comics and video games. Riz Ahmed’s character, Dr. Carlton Drake, has some moments to share his twisted vision which ultimately leads to the fusion between Brock and the alien life form. read more