Some very nice alliteration going on there. Latino Review has an exclusive update on a film adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic book Nemesis, which finished its run a few weeks ago. Tony Scott is set to direct, and now Matthew Michael Carnahan (Lions for Lambs, State of Play) is in talks to adapt the comic for the screen. As usual, hit the break for more.
Looking at Wikipedia, Nemesis is based around the concept, “What if Batman was the Joker?” or, “What if Batman was a total cunt?” Lovely. Just so you know, this isn’t the actual Batman. I don’t think this would fit in with Nolan’s current Batverse. Although apparently Catwoman does, so who knows.
Basically here we have a Batman-esque character who is actually a crazy villain, and looking at the film of Millar’s comic Kick-Ass, this is also going to be insane. As we reported on the site last year, Millar would love to see Johnny Depp in the role of the lead character. I’d really like to see that – a villainous role for Depp would be great.
Comic book adaptations are now more rife than bad romcoms starring Jennifer Aniston, but the team of Tony Scott and Carnahan is interesting. Scott has previously directed Top Gun, Man on Fire, Déjà Vu, and many others. Carnahan has previously written The Kingdom, Lions for Lambs and State of Play. This is likely the sort of thing where we just have to wait to see how it all plays out. Will a less outright-outrageousness be worked into this? Or will Carnahan adapt his style into a manner similar to Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman’s screenplay for Kick-Ass?
Is anyone out there familiar with the Nemesis comic? I’ve read not-so-great reviews, and Latino Review’s El Mayimbe says he hopes the ending is changed for the film.