Sony is continuing to expand its Spider-Man spinoff cinematic universe with the addition of Morbius, based on Morbius The Living Vampire. The script is written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, who worked on the recent Power Rangers movie.
Morbius was created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane, first appearing in Amazing Spider-Man #101, the first issue not written by Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee. Dr. Michael Morbius is a scientist who suffered from a rare blood disease and attempted to cure himself to disastrous results.
Screenwriters Sharpless and Sazama's other films include Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter, and Gods of Egypt, so this film is clearly in good hands.