After we reported rumors in February about a Venom spin-off from Sony's successful Spider-Man franchise, it looks like we might have a little confirmation courtesy of The Hollywod Reporter.
According to the Reporter, Sony had commissioned a draft of the script for a potential Venom spinoff from Jacob Estes, the writer from the films Mean Creek and The Gift. However, Sony is considering going a different route and is seeking writers for a new draft.
Additionally, Sony is looking for casting beyond Topher Grace who played Venom in Spider-Man 3. They're worried that the actor could not carry the whole film. Luckily since Venom is just a parasite that attaches itself to a person in the Spider-Man movies, they could easily cast anyone to play Venom.
Spinoffs for well established franchises seem to be all the rage these days. Just look at X-Men Origins: Wolverine due out in May without a X-Men 4 even being announced. Though don't worry Spider-Man fans, Sony will still release Spider-Man 4 by 2011.
What do you guys think. Could Topher Grace play Venom in his own spinoff movie?