It is believed that the film will be inspired by the "Lethal Protector" storyline, which sees Venom going up against the Life Foundation, an organization interested in experimenting on the Venom symbiote. The director told fans which comics he was following for the film (Venom: Lethal Protector, Planet of the Symbiotes), what it was like on set, what the new film will be like, and to talk up lead Tom Hardy. In the movie image, Brock stands with his reporter's notebook open, presumably while conducting an interview.
Aside from the multiple hints from Hardy and Fleischer, many fans also picked apart the first photo that was released, which featured Hardy holding a notebook and presumably looking intently at whoever he was talking to. As you zoom in, EW notes, you can see questions like "So how exactly does the Life Foundation go about testing its pharmaceuticals?" and "What about the allegations your empire is built on?". While the Life Foundation isn't responsible for turning Eddie Brock into Venom in the comic books, they do capture Venom and extract five additional "symbiotes" from him. But not as Venom, the black suit alien symbiote. The character moves from New York City to San Francisco in the story. Jenny Slate, Reid Scott, and Scott Haze were also in negotiations to join the film's cast.
Tom Hardy and Ruben Fleischer have been hard at work on Sony's Venom for the past few months.
This is a movie that's been a long time coming at Sony, and at one point was poised to be directed by Alex Kurtzman (The Mummy) as a spinoff of the then-planned Spider-Man universe revolving around the Amazing Spider-Man movies.
That is starting to change ahead of the October 5 release of the film, which is still filming.