Disappointed Wannabe Daredevil Director May Helm Mark Millar’s Nemesis Instead
Joe (The Grey) Carnahan’s plans for a Daredevil movie may have been crushed recently, but it looks like he could be directing another big screen adaptation of a comic book in its place.
Comic book writer (and Kick-Ass creator) Mark Millar has announced on his official site that Carnahan is in the running to call the shots on the movie version of Nemesis, Millar’s 2010 title for Marvel’s Icon Imprint about an insane supervillain who decides to systematically take down the US government. Carnahan’s brother Matt is having a stab at the script.
“Fox wanted us to get in the same room for the first time and really hash this out, which was exciting,” Millar writes. “Joe has a really brilliant take on this and Matt and he are going to take things from here so I’m really happy.”
It’s worth noting that it’s very early days for this project, which is “in development” and doesn’t have a green light as yet.
Millar also reveals that he and Matthew Vaughn plan to make the movie version of The Secret Service together once Vaughn has finished work on the X-Men: First Class sequel. Written by Millar and illustrated by the legendary Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), The Secret Service tells the story of a British secret agent who recruits and begins to train his rebellious nephew. The first issue features a cameo appearance by Mark Hamill, and Millar hopes Hamill will play himself in the movie:
“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…,” blogs Millar. “It’ll be 18 months at least before we get into a Secret Service movie since X-Men 2 is such a huge commitment for Matthew.”
See Mark Hamill being kidnapped in Nemesis issue 1