Jared Leto may currently be on an American tour with his rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars, who released new album America in April, but he'll soon be back in Hollywood filming some exciting new projects, including the just-announced Spider-Man spinoff Morbius.
Directed by Daniel Espinosa (Life, Child 44, and Safe House), the Sony Pictures flick will focus on the Marvel Comics antihero Morbius the Living Vampire, who will be portrayed by Leto, reported Deadline.
Dr. Michael Morbius is a biochemist who is trying to create a cure for a rare, fatal blood disease he suffers from. However, after injecting himself with a serum derived from bat DNA, he becomes afflicted with a form of vampirism, which gives him hideous features including fangs and chalk-white skin, superhuman strength, an aversion to sunlight, and a thirst for human blood.
A May post from That Hashtag Show gives some possible insight into the film's plot. "Though disgusted by his own bloodlust, [Morbius] chooses to prey upon criminals he deems unworthy of life," the site reported.
There's no official word yet on which other Marvel characters will appear in the film or which actors will co-star in the movie.