Latino Review has given an update to the ongoing saga of the big screen adaptation of Mark Millar’s [Kick-ass] comic book Nemesis. Tony Scott is set to direct, and now Matthew Michael Carnahan is to pen the screenplay. Carnahan is the screenwriter behind The Kingdom, Lions for Lambs, and State of Play.
As for the character: Nemesis is described as the "anti-Batman". A billionaire who uses his money and power for evil rather than good. Millar describes the story as thus: "Nemesis is the world’s smartest man, and the bad news for us is that he’s the world’s only super-villain. That means he’s got freeze guns and jump-jets and all these James Bond gadgets and he’s using them against us. To entertain himself, he picks a different cop every year and makes his life a misery. The book opens with him fucking over Japan’s top cop, and then our story, the mini-series, takes place as he shifts his attention to Washington and his first American attacks."