Monday, November 13, 2017

Marvel's Morbius The Living Vampire Movie In Development at Sony

SONY Marvel Comics Morbius the Living Vampire Movie
The future of our beloved New York wall crawling hero on the big screen is always a tumultuous one. Just when we've breathed a sigh of relief in Marvel Studios bringing Spider-Man back into their loving embrace, we note his conspicuous absence in the opening Marvel art on every MCU movie. Though Sony's own Spider-verse plans have been jumping around just like a spider can, they've, at the very least, shown a great deal of forward momentum in trying new things in the hopes they will strike gold, and win the hearts of old school comic collectors AND MCU film freaks all at once. Most recently, we've been getting little bits on their progress with a Venom film starring Tom Hardy and a Silver Sable/ Black Cat film (which will most definitely NOT be titled "Precariously Placed Zippers"). Now, still (most likely) banking on the possibility of future Rated R super hero action pay dirt (see Fox's Deadpool), they've sought to make things all the more creepy...

Max Evry over at Coming Soon tips us off to a developing story from The Hollywood Reporter, saying Spider-Man's own Morbius, The Living Vampire has a script already submitted by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, whose last projects include the Power Rangers movie, Dracula Untold and The Last Witch Hunter.

Morbius has never strayed far from fan love over the years, with both Toy Biz and Hasbro acknowledging his importance and worthiness in taking his place among a collector's Spider-Man toy shelf. Even the far-reaching 90's animated series dedicated a good chunk of story time to Morbius and his complicated love life.

From the Marvel Wiki::
Dr. Michael Morbius was a brilliant scientist born in Greece who became a Nobel Prize winning biochemist. He suffered from a debilitating blood disease and developed an experimental treatment involving vampire bats and electroshocks. Its side effects turned him into a pseudo-vampire who needed to consume blood in order to survive, and gained typical vampire characteristics such as an aversion to sunlight, and the powers of flight, enhanced strength, speed, and healing (a healing factor). His overall appearance changed as well: he gained fangs, his nose flattened to appear more bat-like, and his skin became extremely pale. Additionally, the victims of his bite would turn into living vampires themselves.

While there is little worry over film makers getting a 3rd tier character like Morbius right, there are still many, may ways this could go wrong. ....See the Power Rangers movie...

We'll be watching!

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