Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Promotion: Destiny Awaits
Win a limited edition PS4 and a copy of Destiny
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Latest Interstellar Trailer Launches
Do not go gentle into that good night...
Alex Kurtzman Set To Direct Universal's New Mummy
He's scared up the job
Domhnall Gleeson Heads To The Revenant
Joining Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy & More
John Goodman In Talks For Trumbo
He may co-star with Bryan Cranston & Helen Mirren
Elle Fanning Finds A Storm In The Stars
She'll play a younger Mary Shelley
New Poster For Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Debuts
See it in the new issue of Empire
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Trailer Lands
The magic is fading...
Simon West Plans Mods And Rockers TV Series
And The Who may consult on the music...
Emile Hirsch Joins Just Jim
Craig Roberts' directorial debut
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
27 April 2014
Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Up To Speed With MPH
Transformers producer options Mark Millar's new title
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Unstoppable (2010)
Empire Star Rating
The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Déjà Vu
Empire Star Rating
Ultimate Avengers: The Movie (2006)
Empire Star Rating
Domino
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Tony Scott Finds A Nemesis
He's attached to the Mark Millar comic

09 August 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Bleeding Cool

submit to reddit

What is it, Tony Scott Month? We’re starting to think that the director has paid to make sure his name is linked to every other movie news story right now. The latest word on Scott’s actions is that over the weekend, he became attached to direct an adaptation Mark Millar’s graphic novel, Nemesis.

Created by Kick-Ass writer Millar and Steven McNiven, the story is another twisty shift on superhero troops, this time tweaking the Batman-esque tale of a man whose parents die. The slight difference is that Matt Anderson is a billionaire tycoon and genius, but he’s also a villain, just like his mum and dad before him.

So he doesn’t pour his resources into fighting crime; he flies around the world knocking off respected senior police officers and carries out his biggest plan in Washington DC, where he terrorises Blake Morrow, the boss cop who captured his parents.

20th Century Fox has picked up the rights, and will co-produce with Scott Free, which Tony runs with brother Sir Ridley. There’s no writer attached, yet, but we wonder if Fox would want Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman to take a crack since they worked so well with Millar’s words on Kick-Ass. Though Vaughn in particular is a little bit busy with X-Men: First Class right now and seems to think superhero movies are doomed anyway.

And given the vastly different box office returns for the two movies based on Millar’s work, we’re sure that Fox is hoping that any eventual Nemesis pic will hew closer to Wanted than Kick-Ass’ eventual earning power.

Scott, meanwhile, still has a busy schedule of films to choose from, with Potzdamer Platz, Hell’s Angels, and more recently, The Associate, all scratching at his door like stray dogs.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

The Darkest Hour Shut Down By Fire
Choking smoke in Moscow causes delay
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Reading..
Nemesis at the moment and looking forward to the next issues and the conclusion of the story. Good so far but not Millars best work in my opinion. Still cool tho and would make an enjoyable movie More

Posted by AstroZombie at 13:41 on 09 August 2010 | Report This Post

While you are about it....
... can I put in a plea for a movie of Matt Wagner's Grendel: Black, White & Red to be developed? I love the 'your sins will find you out' aspect of this supervillain in a (fairly) realistic setting. Plus you'd have loads of opportunities for cracking martial arts. (Not sure how you'd make a seven foot werewolf believable, but hey ho). More

Posted by Burglarman at 12:50 on 09 August 2010 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Everything You Need To Know About The Dragonriders Of Pern
The lowdown on Warner Bros. new fantasy sci-fi

A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

Explore The Massive Avengers: Age Of Ultron Comic-Con Banner
Use our interactive gadget to zoom in on Hulk, Iron Man, The Vision and co. in action

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)