Are you experiencing superhero movie fatigue yet? No? Good.
Warner Bros. may have another comic book movie in development and this time around, it will centre on a rich, psychotic supervillain named Nemesis. This movie adaptation has been in the works at 20th Century Fox for some time, but according to The Tracking Board, the production was eventually moved to Warner Bros. Pictures.
Published in 2010 via Marvel‘s Icon Comics, “Nemesis” is a 4-issue miniseries written by Mark Millar and drawn by Steve McNiven. The creator-owned comic book limited series centres on Matt Anderson, a billionaire genius who becomes obsessed with avenging the death of his supervillain parents. Deemed the world’s greatest fighter, Anderson travels around the world as a costumed menace, killing cops and toppling order. He returns to Washington and kickstarts a one-man campaign of terrorism against Blake Morrow, the chief inspector who captured his parents.
The rights to make a “Nemesis” movie were optioned by Fox and Tony Scott was supposed to direct it before his death. However, the studio now decided to move the adaptation to Warner Bros. and this move came off as odd, considering the success that the studio had with the adaptation of Millar’s “The Secret Service” earlier this year. It’s also a questionable move from Warner Bros. as the studio and comic book subsidiary DC Comics were actually unhappy with the use of Batman and The Joker in the series’ description.
Further details about the adaptation are kept under wraps, but it’ll be based on the latest version of the script written by “Smokin’ Aces” director Joe Carnahan and his brother Matthew Michael Carnahan. Joe is also attached to direct it with Ridley Scott‘s Scott Free still being attached to produce. Drew Crevello and Nik Mavinkurve will oversee the project for Warner Bros. as well.
Fox’s recent “Fantastic Four” reboot is loosely based on Millar’s acclaimed “Ultimate Fantastic Four” series while Marvel’s upcoming “Captain America: Civil War” is adapted from the Civil War storyline that Millar wrote.
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Sources: The Tracking Board