The folks over THR are hearing word that the next film in Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff universe will focus on anti-hero Morbius the Living Vampire.

Created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane, Morbius is the alter-ego of Dr. Michael Morbius, a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist whose attempts to cure himself of a deadly blood disease using serum derived from bats, resulted in turning himself into a vampiric creature.

Moribus first appeared as an antagonist in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ #101, but has since gone on to become a heroic, tragically flawed protagonist in his own series and other titles.

Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, the writers behind the recent ‘Power Rangers’ movie, ‘Dracula Untold’ and Vin Diesel’s ‘The Last Witch Hunter,’ are scripting duty.