Joe Carnahan’s vision for Daredevil may not get to see the light of day at Fox since the rights to the hero reverted back to Marvel, but he may get to helm a superhero movie yet if Mark Millar has anything to say about it. According to the comic book creator, the director has been attached to the film adaptation of ‘Nemesis’.
On the Millarworld Forums (via Comic Book Movie), Millar shared the news that Carnahan would direct the movie from a script written by himself and his brother Matthew. At one point, Twentieth Century Fox had set the film up for development with renowned director Tony Scott (may he rest in peace), but those plans fell through and the project laid dormant for a bit. Here’s the blurb from the Scottish writer:
“Shot straight from a wedding in Manchester last week to the City of Angels and plunged straight into some studio biz on the ‘Nemesis’ movie. Mighty Joe Carnahan is directing (from a script by he and his brother Matthew), but this much you already know. Fox wanted us to get in the same room for the first time and really hash this out, which was exciting. Joe has a really brilliant take on this and Matt and he are going to take things from here so I’m really happy. Absolutely no casting has been done formally although you can google the MTV interview from last January where he and Sir Liam Neeson are chatting about it. More news as it happens.”
In the interview Millar refers to, Neeson was associated with the role of Detective Blake Morrow, the Chief Inspector who is tasked with hunting down the world’s greatest supervillain, Nemesis.
Elsewhere in the Millarverse, ‘The Secret Service’, the creator’s collaboration with ‘X-Men: First Class’ director Matthew Vaughn and ‘Watchmen’ artist Dave Gibbons, is in development as well. According to Millar, who has been known to get a little over-excited about shoot date estimations, revealed that Vaughn will start working on the film after he wraps ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, which is still a way away. But, to tide us over until that begins, the writer also reveals that he’s been meeting with ‘Star Wars’ star Mark Hamill about the film. Here’s the quote from Millar:
“Matthew Vaughn and I conceived ‘The Secret Service’ a year or two back and plan to make into a movie once he’s wrapped the ‘First Class’ sequel next year. Our inner-geeks are buzzing about the idea of seeing Mark H play himself on the Lucas stage if that’s where we end up filming, but this lunch was nothing official and just a thank you for Mark letting us kill him off. It’ll be eighteen months at least before we get into a ‘Secret Service’ movie since ‘X-Men 2’ is such a huge commitment for Matthew.”
There’s some exciting stuff going on in the world of Mark Millar, and I’m sure his fans are very happy about that. Now, I’m waiting for an update on the ‘Supercrooks’ movie. I think that one has some great potential.
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