Starring Academy Award winning actor Tom Hardy, Sony Pictures seems to be taking a different view on Venom than most people associate with him.
Introduced in The Amazing Spiderman #300 (May 1988) and traditionally is seen as a villain. Sony Pictures refers to him as "the lethal protector."
Another interesting things about this movie is whether or not Tom Holland's Spiderman/ Peter Parker will make an appearance. While there have been interviews that say he will not, IMDb does have him listed on the cast listed (but do note it is merely rumored).
Venom is in theaters October 5, 2018.