By MICHAEL GINGOLD
We’ll be waiting a little longer for Marvel’s bloodsucking antihero to attack the screen.
Variety reports that Sony has pushed MORBIUS from its previously scheduled March 19 debut date to October 8 due to the ongoing pandemic. Based on Marvel’s MORBIUS, THE LIVING VAMPIRE comics, the film was directed by Daniel Espinosa (SAFE HOUSE, LIFE) from a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (DRACULA UNTOLD), and stars Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal Tyrese Gibson and Michael Keaton. The synopsis: “Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Michael Morbius [Leto] attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed and transforms this healer into a hunter.”