Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man” spin-off “Nightwatch” is still moving forward, with Spike Lee reportedly still attached to direct and today That Hashtag Show is reporting that “Luke Cage” series showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker has taken over as writer.
At last report back in September, Lee was being sought to direct with the script being done by “Now You See Me” scribe Edward Ricourt. It’s not clear if Coker will write a new script from scratch or will revise Ricourt’s work.
The project is believed to be set in the same cinematic universe as “Venom” and the proposed “Silver and Black” film. “Nightwatch” was created by Terry Kavanagh and Alex Saviuk and follows Kevin Trench, a doctor who witnessed a costumed hero die in battle – only to learn it was himself from the future.
He takes the suit and flees, the idea being that if he simply never wears it he won’t die. But he’s forced into action when one of the gloves is stolen and he decides to investigate the costume’s origins. The costume gives him both superhuman strength and durability and boasts a subconsciously linked and semi-sentient cape.