Project Nemesis: Chad Stahelski to direct a series adaptation of Jeremy Robinson’s Kaiju novel

Project Nemesis, Chad Stahelski, Jeremy Robinson, SOny TV

John Wick director Chad Stahelski is getting ready to go big or go home when he directs Project Nemesis at Sony TV. Based on Jeremy Robinson’s The Nemesis Saga novel series, the story features intense kaiju action with a character-driven focus. When the DNA of Nemesis, the Greek goddess of vengeance, is merged with that of Maigo, a murdered little girl, the resulting trauma-fueled Kaiju rampages from the backwoods of Maine to the streets of Boston in search of their killer. Heading up the response to this otherworldly threat is Jon Hudson, a sarcastic DHS agent whose leadership of the agency’s Paranormal division was a joke—until now.

Neal H. Moritz’s Original Film is developing the project based on the first novel in Robinson’s series, Project Nemesis. In addition to his role as director, Stahelski will also executive produce alongside Moritz, Toby Jaffe, Pavun Shetty, and Jason Spitz.

“I can’t say how excited I am to help bring Jeremy Robinson’s Project Nemesis to the screen. From the first moment I started reading it, I was hooked. This amazing book series has everything I love about the genre: martial arts, action, great characters, and of course, Kaiju,” Stahelski said about signing onto Project Nemesis.

Stahelski has several other projects in the works, including John Wick 4, a Highlander reboot, an adaptation of the video game Ghost of TsushimaSandman Slim, an adaptation of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Kill or Be Killed, and more. Does this person ever sleep?

It’s cool to think that Kaiju beatdowns won’t be relegated only to Pacific Rim and Universal’s Monsterverse once Project Nemesis gets underway. I’ll be curious to check this out as it comes together. How about you? Are you familiar with Robinson’s book? Are you down for some Kaiju action on the small screen? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Deadline

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.