It looks like director Tony Scott is pursuing Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt to take on the lead villainous role in the comic book adaptation of Mark Millar's Nemesis.
Millar revealed this news today on Richard Bacon show on BBC Radio Five Live. It would be great to see either one of these actors take on the role of Nemesis, but I think Pitt would fit the role better, he's got more of the look and the build. I'm looking forward to the seeing this film get made, it has huge potential to be a great film. If it gets either of these actors it will have a better chance of being a success.
Here is the report from Bleeding Cool.
Before a news break, Richard Bacon put it to Millar that the film of Nemesis will star Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp. His response:
That’s who the director’s going after, yeah.
Eventually, they came back around to discussing the film again. Millar said:
Tony Scott, brother of Ridley Scott...I just got a call from him, literally about a month ago...it was one of those very surreal things. This is a $150 million budget...he said "Who do you fancy for it?"...I said "I dunno, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp" so he said "That’s good, we’ll give them a call.
Nemesis focuses on Matt Anderson, a billionaire genius who’s the world’s greatest fighter whose bent on avenging the death of his beloved parents. The twist is, they were villains and he is also a bad guy, a costumed vigilante who travels the world, picking off top cops. He returns to D.C. to launch a campaign of terror against Blake Morrow, the police chief who captured the caped vigilante’s parents.
What do you all think about Depp or Pitt possibly taking on the role of Nemesis?