Mark Millar’s Nemesis Lands at Fox with Tony Scott Directing

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Nemesis Comic BookAs expected, Mark Millar’s latest comic book “Nemesis” is getting the big screen treatment; the title has landed at 20th Century Fox, and Bleeding Cool reports that Tony Scott (“Man on Fire”) has been attached to direct and produce.

Written by Mark Millar (“Kick Ass”, “Wanted”) and drawn by Steven McNiven, the creator-own Marvel comic book didn’t exactly set the comic book world on fire when it finally landed in comic book shops, but that won’t stop Fox from turning it into a movie since the ad campaign practically writes itself:

“From the creator of ‘Kick Ass’ and ‘Wanted’…” etc.

“Nemesis” is the story of Matt Anderson, a billionaire Reverse Bruce Wayne who instead of using his accumulated skills to fight crime, instead uses it to torment and terrorize innocents. Anderson spends his time globe-hopping and killing the top cops of various police departments, before finally setting his sights on Washington D.C.’s top cop, one Blake Morrow, who Anderson blames for the death of his tosser of a dad. The comic book series follows Anderson as he and Morrow do battle, basically one of those, “Who would win if Batman fought Commissioner Gordon?” concepts.

Scott Free, the shingle run by Tony Scott and his brother Ridley, will assign a writer to adapt the comic book.

Nemesis Comic Book

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Well it's got potential, but I think the all white suit has got to go. Unless they have him in an all white trench, all white gear and with sunglasses. That'd look cool.
    Concept always intrigued me and I'll probably pick it up. As a movie it could be insane if done right.

  • ulik

    I agree the suit has too much white, more of a bad ass “Rock Star” look with white shades would look better. I'm just disappointed in
    Mark Miller's decision to let Fox handle this. Is he stupid or what? Does he really think Fox is going to let him and Tony Scott have full creative control? If anything ,he should've taken it to Warner Bros.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Well it may be too much for WB lol. Plus it's a Marvel comic I believe. Under the Icon inprint so that's why Fox grabbed it.