Is it possible that the movie version of Nemesis, the new comic from Wanted and Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar, could be the most star-studded superhero movie ever? An admittedly-drunk Millar is suggesting it'll be so.
Writing to fans on his Millarworld message board, he said,
Okay, am pretty drunk. I downed many Guinnesses as my gang re-watched Spidey 2 tonight (a master-piece, btw) and am now weirdly wide awake. But have spoken to three directors about the Nemesis movie in the past seven days, none of whom have read the scripts and all of whom are basing our chats entirely on the visuals and high concepts you guys have seen.
Anyway, as you know I don't want anyone to see this until the whole series is written and that's at least into next month. THAT SAID, the director I got hooked up with early this evening is literally one of the best in the biz. He's someone I totally trust in terms of movie-making and he knows his comics too. We chatted about the property for an hour and his ideas were insane, the stuff that had me buzzing being his notion of DiCaprio as Nemesis versus Daniel Day-freakin-Lewis as America's best cop.
Yes, just maybe the two greatest actors in contemporary cinema.
He's friends with one of these guys, reckons we could be in production by the end of the year and the movie out possibly as early as 2012, which is just insane. My plan was to hold off til March and take advantage of the Kick-Ass movie hoopla, but to be honest it doesn't get much better than this. I love movies and I love comics and this guys speaks our language. I'm wasted and ready for bed, but also v excited at the prospect.
The idea of Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis taking the lead roles of any superhero production would be impressive if it was true. Although, with Millar - a man known for throwing out wild speculation and complete fabrication in order to hype his projects - it's very possible that the Guinness and Hype Machine were doing the talking this time around.