http://io9.gizmodo.com/sony-just-randomly-announced-a-venom-movie-will-be-out-1793351904Pretty much out of the blue, Sony has announced it will release a Venom movie on October 5, 2018, possibly directed by Alex Kurtzman.
'Spider-Man' Spinoff 'Venom' Gets a Release DateThe studio on Thursday announced it has set Oct. 5, 2018, as the release date of that comic book movie. It had previously announced its Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sequel, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, as bowing on that date, but then bumped it to Oct. 19, 2018.
The setting of Venom's release date happened the same day that Warner Bros. moved Aquaman off of Oct. 5, 2018, to Dec. 18, 2018.
Venom has no director yet, but it does have a script; Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, the latter of whom worked on 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, recently turned in a draft. (Dante Harper wrote a previous draft.)
Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, among the stewards of the Spider-Man properties, are producing and overseeing the project. Amy Pascal is also producing.