{IMAGE_2}With the release of the film less than 18 months away, Sony is moving to get its Venom feature underway.  Tom Hardy (Dark Knight Rises, Mad Max:  Fury Road) has been signed to star as the title character, and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) will direct, according to Variety

The film will be written by Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji, High Fidelity) and Jeff Pinkner (Amazing Spider-Man 2, Alias, Lost), according to the report.

Venom is scheduled to premiere October 5, 2018 (see “Date Set for ‘Venom’ Movie”), with Sony’s animated Spider-Man feature also scheduled for Q4 2018.