Our friends over at OmegaUnderground seemingly have a behind the scenes scoop concerning Sony Pictures’ Morbius movie that is currently filming at Pinewood Studios UK in the London area. They are reporting that screenwriter Justin Haythe has worked on the film’s script in some capacity, possibly on rewrites or polish before filming started last month. Justin’s writing credits include Red Sparrow, Revolutionary Road, Snitch, A Cure For Wellness, and The Lone Ranger.
Exclusive: Jared Leto’s ‘Morbius’ movie now has three writers. The GWW has learned that ‘Red Sparrow’ scribe Justin Haythe has worked on the script for the Living Vampire’s solo movie. Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama were originally tapped to write the script and they are still credited as writers. The size of Haythe’s work is currently unknown, but he has already completed work on the feature.
The extent of his work on the film is currently unknown.
It’s not terribly surprising another name was added to the mix as screenwriting duo Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless were behind movies like Gods of Eygpt, Power Rangers, The Last Witch Hunter, and Dracula Untold, not exactly huge successes.
Filming is well underway with the cast consisting of Jared Leto, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Tyrese Gibson, and Jared Harris.
Dr. Michael Morbius is a chemist that is looking to cure himself of a rare blood disease and in the process of his experiments accidentally turns himself into a living vampire that feasts on human plasma. In various incarnations, vampires like Morbius were created by technology and not by supernatural means.
Sony Pictures has set the release date of Morbius for July 31st, 2020.
SOURCE: OMEGA UNDERGROUND