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Film adaptation of Mark Millar's Nemesis finds a new home at Warner Bros.

08.11.2015

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A movie based on the Mark Millar and Steve McNiven limited comic book series Nemesis has been in the works at Fox since 2010, but The Tracking Board is reporting that the project has moved to Warner Bros. According to the site, Ridley Scott's production banner Scott Free has also made the jump, as well as Joe Carnahan, who is attached to direct from a script he co-wrote with his brother Matthew Michael Carnahan.

A couple of years ago, Millar described the comic as "if Batman was The Joker," and said that "Nemesis is about America's worst nightmare in the form of a costumed billionaire attacking a city and doing everything he can to tear it down." In case you missed you, you can also check out our interview with Millar from earlier this year here.

Here's the comic book description from Amazon:

Who is Nemesis? He is a son of privilege, an inheritor of billions from his deceased parents. He owns a fleet of the finest cars, a hangar full of planes and countless technological gadgets at his command. Donning a mask and long flowing cape, he's a man in white fighting relentlessly for a cause he believes in. But if you're thinking Mark Millar and Steve McNiven are telling a story you've already heard before, think again: You'll know you've got something completely different by the turn of the first page. Nemesis tracks the violent fantasies come to life of the villain to top all villains in an in-your-face, unapologetic tour-de-force of action, ultraviolence and over-the-top humor Millar and McNiven style!

Nemesis is an incredibly violent, but darkly hilarious read , and I'm excited to see what Joe Carnahan will do with the film adaptation. However, the project has been in development for quite some time now, so it will likely still be a while before production actually begins on the planned movie. Who do you think should star in NEMESIS?

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Source: TB

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3:06PM on 08/12/2015
Such a horrible comic. It's probably one of Millar's worst. It's pointless and banal and I don't see how it will translate to film unless they change a whole lot of it. The comic is pretty much how it's described and I wonder how you can have a successful film that's two hours of some supervillain killing people and destroying lives for shits and giggles.
Such a horrible comic. It's probably one of Millar's worst. It's pointless and banal and I don't see how it will translate to film unless they change a whole lot of it. The comic is pretty much how it's described and I wonder how you can have a successful film that's two hours of some supervillain killing people and destroying lives for shits and giggles.
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2:26PM on 08/11/2015

Kingsman anyone?

Kingsman had an $81 million budget and look what Millar did with that. Give the guy at least $100 million and he could easily turn this into an over-the-top rated-R extravaganza!
Kingsman had an $81 million budget and look what Millar did with that. Give the guy at least $100 million and he could easily turn this into an over-the-top rated-R extravaganza!
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1:07PM on 08/11/2015
Really can't see this working.
Really can't see this working.
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11:20AM on 08/11/2015
To play the titular character, I would either say Chris Pine (since Carnahan always seems to get the best out of Pine), Patrick Wilson, or Matthew Fox.
To play the titular character, I would either say Chris Pine (since Carnahan always seems to get the best out of Pine), Patrick Wilson, or Matthew Fox.
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3:15PM on 08/11/2015
Why would you say, "always seems to get the best out of Pine?" Hasn't he only directed him once?
Why would you say, "always seems to get the best out of Pine?" Hasn't he only directed him once?
3:35PM on 08/11/2015
negative. Smokin Aces and Stretch. but minor roles in both.
negative. Smokin Aces and Stretch. but minor roles in both.
6:57PM on 08/11/2015
Ahh. I haven't seen Smokin'Aces since it's release and that was before he was well known. That's why I don't remember him. Thanks for the heads up.
Ahh. I haven't seen Smokin'Aces since it's release and that was before he was well known. That's why I don't remember him. Thanks for the heads up.
11:18AM on 08/11/2015

The comic is great.

I really don't see how it can translate into a successful big budget movie and it needs a big budget too. The comic is massively violent and, being honest, that is what makes it fun along with some crazy set pieces. There is not way you can translate that to the screen and do those scenes justice and make a profit. IMO
I really don't see how it can translate into a successful big budget movie and it needs a big budget too. The comic is massively violent and, being honest, that is what makes it fun along with some crazy set pieces. There is not way you can translate that to the screen and do those scenes justice and make a profit. IMO
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1:04PM on 08/11/2015
Totally agree. I can see nemesis being turned into an antihero of somekind and I really wouldn't want to see that.
Totally agree. I can see nemesis being turned into an antihero of somekind and I really wouldn't want to see that.
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