In news that probably isn't a surprise to anyone who's read or followed Mark Millar's (Kick-Ass, Wanted) career as a comic-book writer (or comments he made Thursday on his MillarWorld forum about something big breaking soon), 20th Century Fox has acquired the rights to Millar's latest creator-owned title, Nemesis. According to Deadline, Tony Scott (Unstoppable, The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Man on Fire, Enemy of the State, Crimson Tide,TrueRomance, Top Gun, TheHunger) is attached to direct under the Scott Free production banner. A screenwriter hasn't been hired yet, so a start date for production, let alone a release date, are purely speculative at this time.

Millar, best known for high-profile gigs on Wolverine, FantasticFour, TheUltimates (an alternate universe of the Avengers), and the Marvel Universe-altering 2006-2007 Civil War mini-series for Marvel, along with that work on DC Comics/Wildstorm' TheAuthority, and what I consider his best work, the DC/Elseworlds Superman: Red Son, brought Nemesis with co-creator/artist Steven McNiven (Wolverine: Old Man Logan, CivilWar) to Marvel Comics' creator-friendly Icon Comics imprint. The Icon imprint allows creator relatively free reign to include adult content (e.g., profanity, explicit violence). The first issue of Nemesis arrived in comic book stores this past March.
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