"The Cabin in the Woods" direct Drew Goddard is nearing a deal to direct Sony's proposed Spider-Man villain spinoff feature "Sinister Six".
Goddard was hired back in December to write the project which will focus on the villains in the world seen in "The Amazing Spider-Man" films. At the time there was the possibility that he could direct, now it seems a lock.
There were various permutations of the Sinister Six in the comics. The original line-up featured Doctor Octopus, Electro, Sandman, Mysterio, Vulture and Kraven the Hunter.
Which ones will appear in this is unknown at this point, though "Amazing Spider-Man 2" villains Electro (Jamie Foxx) and the Rhino (Paul Giamatti) seem likely.
Sony is also continuing development of its proposed "Venom" spin-off film which Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Ed Solomon are writing and which Kurtzman will direct. Goddard previously worked with Orci and Kurtzman on TV's "Alias".
Source: Heat Vision