A movie is in the works based on the Marvel comic “Silk,” which centers on Korean-American superheroine Cindy Moon.
Sony Pictures and producer Amy Pascal are developing the film based on a character that first appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man #1” in 2014 — created by writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos. She’s part of the basic Peter Parker storyline about a demonstration on the use of radioactive rays at a science exhibit gone wrong. A spider is exposed to large amounts of radiation and bites Parker — giving him the power to become Spider-Man.
Moon, a student in Parker’s class, is also bitten by the radioactive spider around the same time and gains the ability to move at incredible speed, shoot webs out of her fingertips, and possess an advanced Spider-Sense (known as Silk Sense). Tiffany Espensen played the character in last year’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which Pascal produced with Marvel topper Kevin Feige.
Sony had no comment about the project, which is in the early stages of development. The logline is under wraps. No director, writer or actors are attached.
Pascal chaired Sony Pictures’ motion picture group until departing in 2015, when she formed Sony-based Pascal Pictures. Since then, she’s also produced “Ghostbusters,” “Molly’s Game,” “The Post” the upcoming Spider-Man spinoffs “Venom” and “Silver & Black,” and “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” starring Claire Foy. “Venom,” starring Tom Hardy, opens Oct. 5.
“Captain Marvel,” starring Brie Larson, will be Marvel’s first movie with a solo female superhero as the lead. Disney opens “Captain Marvel” on March 8. Anna Boden is co-directing “Captain Marvel,” the 20th Marvel movie and the first with a female director. Feige said on June 9 at the Produced By conference that “a heck of a lot” of the upcoming Marvel films will be shot by female directors.