Tony Scott has been chosen to direct the big-screen adaptation of Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Nemesis.
Tony Scott, veteran director of movies such as True Romance, Enemy of the State, Déjà Vu and The Taking of Pelham 123 has been chosen to direct the big-screen adaptation of Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s best-selling comic-book Nemesis. The story inverts the concept of Batman and tells the tale of a billionaire with limitless resources who uses his intellect and prowess for unspeakable evil – or, more accurately, tormenting the world’s best cops and detectives. A mature-readers title, it continues Millar’s style of taking classic comics concepts and giving them a more gritty and OTT twist. With Scott’s name linked to several other projects, it is not clear where on the director’s busy schedule the film take its place or when the film would go into production. Nor are there any specifics on casting, though early suggestions indicate that Tom Hardy would be a fan-favourite in the title role. Names suggested for Blake Morrow, the cop facing Nemesis down, include everyone from the likes of Liam Neeson to Ed Harris. Millar, currently shooting his own mini-movie in Scotland teased the announcement in his typical quiet and sedate fashion for several days beforehand and described the news as ‘awesome’.