The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that screenwriting partners Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless – whose credits include the 2017 Power Rangers reboot – are writing a Morbius: the Living Vampire film as part of Sony’s Marvel universe.
Created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane, Morbius was introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man issue #101 in 1971 as Michael Morbius, a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist whose attempt to cure a rare blood disease with an experimental treatment involving vampire bats and electroshock therapy transforms him into a pseudo-vampire.
In the comics, Morbius does not possess all of the abilities of an actual vampire and is therefore not subject to same limitations or weaknesses. Although his transformation granted him the ability to fly, superhuman strength, speed, and healing abilities, he also has a strong aversion to light and must consume blood in order to survive. Unlike traditional vampires, his victims do not necessarily transform into vampires themselves and are instead severely injured if not killed.
Sazama’s and Sharpless recent credits include Gods of Egypt, The Last Witch Hunter, and Dracula Untold.
Sony declined to comment.
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5 Superhero Projects You Should Be Excited About In 2018
Some people may complain about superhero fatigue, but for fans of the genre, 2018 looks like it will be an amazing year. Not only will hit shows like Marvel’s Daredevil and Arrow continue, but there are a lot of new projects coming for superhero fans. Ranging from games to movies, Marvel and DC have been hard at work turning their comic book characters into multimedia icons.
This list doesn’t even include things like New Mutants and The Runaways, two superhero projects coming in 2018. There are so many amazing things coming out of the comic book world, with new projects seemingly announced every day, so this is just a quick rundown of the five things that excite my inner fanboy.
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