It was recently reported that Promising Young Woman’s Emerald Fennell would be tackling a script for a feature film focusing on DC Comics heroine Zatanna for producer J.J. Abrams.
Now, Mark Millar has announced/confirmed on Forbidden Planet TV’s YouTube channel that the Oscar-winning screenwriter will also pen the Nemesis movie based on his mature comic book published by Icon Comics for Warner Bros. as well and revealing that Fennell finished her draft before winning the Oscar last month. Nemesis has been in development for years and seemingly stuck in development hell until this announcement.
Fennell was reportedly attached to the film last year as mentioned by Collider back in August. The outlet also added that Project Power’s Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are directing.
It’s interesting that Warner Bros. is making the project because the crux of the comic was “What if Batman was The Joker?” and seemingly ruffled feathers over at DC Comics. Most of Millar’s work is parodying existing comic book characters and franchises then placing them in mature hyper-violent settings.
At one point. Joe Carnahan (The Grey) was attached to write and direct.
Millar’s comics such as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Wanted, and Jupiter’s Legacy have all been adapted to live-action alongside a Millarworld deal with Netflix. Screenwriter Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class) previously helped adapt Millar’s comics Kick-ass and Kingsman to the big screen.
SOURCE: FORBIDDEN PLANET TV