TRUTHINJOURNALISM – A Venom “Bootleg” Film By Adi Shankar
TRUTHINJOURNALISM is the second passion project by director Adi Shankar. After covering the Punisher in his first fan film Dirty Laundry he decided to take on Venom. His casting of Ryan Kwanten as Eddie Brock is spot on, and the script and documentary style directing keep you wondering how true will this stay to the original character. The film is based on a Danish movie Man Bites Dog and also references American Pyscho but you don’t need to know any of that to enjoy it, just know that this might be the best interpretation of Venom outside of the comic books ever. That’s not even to slight Topher Grace I actually thought his slimy version of Eddie was the best part of Spider-Man 3. I know that’s not a high bar to set but Ryan makes Eddie the grimy ambulance chasing journalist I always thought he should be. Make sure you watch the movie all the way to the end for the big payoff, and stay after the credits for a great cameo from another psycho of the Marvel universe.