Late last summer, rumors began to swirl that Columbia Pictures, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment, was developing a script for a Nightwatch film. A little known Marvel character, Nightwatch would be a part of Sony’s Spider-Man universe along with other properties such as Venom, Silver and Black and the rumored Morbius the Living Vampire.
At the time, it was reported that the studio was interested luring director Spike Lee to the project and that they had writer Edward Ricourt (Now You See Me) developing a script for the film. According to our source, Spike Lee is set to helm the film which will work off a script developed by Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker. Sony Executive Vice President Palak Patel is supervising the film’s development.
At this point, our source was unable to share any details about the plot of the film, but the character certainly fits well into the shared universe of Spider-Man characters that Sony is developing. Nightwatch tells the story of Doctor Kevin Trench, a man who witnesses a future version of himself die while wearing the Nightwatch costume. As with many Marvel Comics characters, Nightwatch has undergone several retcons over the years, but the high tech suit with its remarkable abilities is certainly a key feature for the vigilante.
Stay tuned to That Hashtag Show for more news on Nightwatch and Sony’s other Spidey-related projects as they develop!