Podcast: Venom (2018) and Sliver (1993)

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In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a hit Spider-Man spin-off, and the film that tried to capitalise on the success of Basic Instinct.

The first talk of a Venom movie came about in the late 1990s. But eventually, Sony would start developing the film as part of its Spider-Man rights package. The problem? It kept rebooting Spider-Man, and that kept resetting its Venom plans.

Big things were expected of 1993’s erotic thriller Sliver, meanwhile. But a hugely ambitious final act was originally shot involving a volcano, that nearly led to the death of two people. And, well, let’s just say that on set, not everyone was getting along…

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