Andy Serkis to Direct ‘Venom’ Sequel

Andy Serkis is set to direct Sony’s ” Ven­om 2,” a sequel to last year’s super­hero box office smash star­ring Tom Hardy. Serkis was among a hand­ful of film­mak­ers that met ear­li­er this month, a group that includ­ed “Bum­ble­bee” helmer Travis Knight and “Rise of the Plan­et of the Apes’ ” Rupert Wyatt.