Joe Carnahan to Direct Mark Millar's Supervillain Comic NEMESIS!
It's been a big news week for The Grey director Joe Carnahan. For a second there it looked like he would end up directing a new feature film version of Daredevil for Fox, but that fell through pretty quick. He may not be directing Daredevil, but it looks like he's jumped on board another cool comic book property to adapt for the big screen!
Kick-Ass comic creator Mark Millar has revealed on his forum that Carnahan is set to bring his supervillain comic Nemesis to life on the big screen. Back in 2010 Tony Scott was attached to direct the movie, but apparently over the last two years he fell away from the project. Carnahan wrote the script for Scott, so it makes sense that he's jumped on board as the films' director. Here's what Millar said...
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.
I love the story and concept of this comic, the idea behind it is... what if a Bruce Wayne/Batman character was the villain? The story follows Matt Anderson, a billionaire super-villain who is bent on avenging his criminal father by killing Washington DC Chief Inspector Blake Marrow. It's a twisted violent tale, that will make for a great flick!
As for Liam Neeson's name being dropped... that would be awesome! It's not new news, as his possible involvement was reported earlier this year. I'm not sure what role Neeson would play in the film, but he's a badass so whoever he ends up playing, if he ends up being cast would be fine with me!
I think Carnahan will do an awesome job adapting this comic into a feature film, and I'm looking forward to seeing what he comes up with! What do you think about Carnahan directing Nemesis?
Here's a little plot summary from the comic:
What if the smartest, toughest costumed bad ass in the world was totally evil? Meet Nemesis. He's systematically been destroying the lives of every police chief in Asia, and he's now set his sights on Washington, DC. Between you and me, the police don't have a chance.