Screenwriter In Talks To Adapt Mark Millar's Nemesis

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-02-11 13:24:49discussion comments
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It's been a long, long time since we've heard anything about the adaptation of Mark Millar and Steve McNiven comic series Nemesis. The story of what would happen if someone with the means of Batman decided to become The Joker, it was announced last August that Tony Scott would be helming the project and that they were interested in getting Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp to star in the film. Since then it's been nothing but radio silence, but that's now broken. Latino Review is reporting that Matthew Michael Carnahan, the writer of The Kingdom, Lions and Lambs and State of Play is in talks to script the adaptation of Millar's series. Following the arrival of the news, the comic book writer took to Twitter to say, "My Nemesis film gets a screenwriter? Interesting."

Having read the comic, I can't say that I'm terribly excited by this project. Though I loved Kick-Ass, both on the page and on the screen, Nemesis' execution was always a bit off largely due to the amount of exposition that's crammed in (not to mention the fact that the ending is just a tad ridiculous). At the same time, considering how insane the comic's content is, it will be interesting to see exactly what makes it into the film and what has to be cut/changed. Probably a lot.
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