Andy Serkis to direct Venom 2
Andy Serkis is to direct the sequel to Venom.
Last week, it was revealed that Serkis was on a shortlist that also included Travis Knight, director of hit Transformers spin-off Bumblebee and Rupert Wyatt, the man behind Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and The Gambler, but he has won the role.
The movie, which starred Tom Hardy, grossed over $850 million at the box office, leading Sony to quickly green-light a sequel.
Director Ruben Fleischer, however, is currently hard at work on the sequel to Zombieland and won't be available for the new movie, which will begin production in the autumn.
Venom starred Hardy as Eddie Brock, a journalist who begins looking into the work of Carlton Drake and his company The Life Foundation, who he believes are experimenting on humans.
Through an accident at the foundation, Brock becomes bonded with an alien symbiote. The symbiote needs a human host to survive, who, in return, vests its victim with incredible powers...
Hardy and co-stars Michelle Williams and Woody Harrelson are booked to return for the sequel.