Seabiscuit director Gary Ross to write and direct Spider-Man

Seabiscuit director Gary Ross has been tapped to write and possibly direct the “Spider-Man” spin-off Venom.


In the comic series, Venom is a parasite alien that bonds with Peter Parker and later his newsroom rival.


Topher Grace portrayed the character in the 2007 movie, which ended with both the human and the alien symbiote apparently destroyed in an explosion.


Ross is already writing “Spider-Man 4” for the studio.