Joe Carnahan Directing Mark Millar’s Nemesis?

Mark Millar on Miracle Park Set

Where do you go for the latest Mark Millar movie updates? Why, the man himself, of course. The prolific comic book writer has never really developed the “keep it secret” gene, which is great for us, because it makes posts like this one super easy to write.

Nemesis Comic Book CoverIn a new post over at his Millarworld forum, the Scottish writer confirms a couple of bits about two upcoming movies based on his comic books. The first appears to be some major news regarding “Nemesis”, which famously offered up this enticing tagline: “What if Batman decided to become the Joker instead of, well, Batman?”

Writes Millar, who has just returned from a trip to sunny Los Angeles:

Shot straight from a wedding in Manchester last week to the City of Angels and plunged straight into some studio biz on the Nemesis movie. Mighty Joe Carnahan is directing (from a script by he and his brother Matthew), but this much you already know. Fox wanted us to get in the same room for the first time and really hash this out, which was exciting. Joe has a really brilliant take on this and Matt and he are going to take things from here so I’m really happy. Absolutely no casting has been done formally although you can google the MTV interview from last January where he and Sir Liam Neeson are chatting about it. More news as it happens.

Apparently this is supposed to be “old news”, but one that I haven’t heard of before. The last I had heard of anything on the “Nemesis” movie front, Tony Scott was attached to direct back in 2010. (RIP, Tony Scott.) But according to Millar, Carnahan, who recently lost out on the “Daredevil” gig, is now firmly in the director’s chair and it’s about to happen. Well, as “about to happen” as most of Millar’s movie projects, anyway.

The Secret Service Comic Book CoverThere’s less movement on “The Secret Service” front, though. Millar relates a lunch with Mark Hamill (who “appears” in the “Secret Service” comic book before getting bumped off early), then updates on the languishing movie adaptation:

Matthew Vaughn and I conceived The Secret Service a year or two back and plan to make into a movie once he’s wrapped the First Class sequel next year. Our inner-geeks are buzzing about the idea of seeing Mark H play himself on the Lucas stage if that’s where we end up filming, but this lunch was nothing official and just a thank you for Mark letting us kill him off. It’ll be eighteen months at least before we get into a Secret Service movie since X-Men 2 is such a huge commitment for Matthew.

So there you have it. Two updates on two Mark Millar would-be movies from the horse’s mouth.

Will either movie actually get made? Who the heck knows. One thing’s for sure: Millar will have come up with at least two dozen other movie ideas and churned out comic book versions of them by the time either one goes into production, though.

Joe Carnahan and Liam Neeson in The A-Team (2010) Movie Image

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