Sony is serious about building its Marvel shared universe. Venom, starring Tom Hardy, will open in theaters this October. One of the other films on the menu for Sony is Morbius.
The first details for Morbius, the vampire comic adaptation which we last reported on back in November of last year, has been uncovered by The Hashtag Show who reportedly reached out to Sony for an update.
According to the site, in the movie, Morbius is a “Horror action story of a scientist who, in trying to find a cure for a rare blood disease, accidentally transformed himself into a living vampire who, though disgusted by his own bloodlust, chooses to prey upon criminals he deems unworthy of life.”
The site also reported that Sony gave them the basic description of the type of actor the studio is looking to cast. Sony is not looking for a particular race but is looking for a man between that ages of 30 and 37.
Currently, in pre-production, Morbius is being written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing.
The character was created by Roy Thomas and designed by Gil Kane. Morbius first appeared in Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man #101 in 1971 before the anti-hero got his own comic series.