Matthew Michael Carnahan to Write Nemesis?
Posted 02.15.11 by Ryan
Scottish comic book writer Mark Millar's work has been in high demand in Hollywood of late, starting with the adaptation of Wanted in 2008, Kick-Ass in 2010, and the upcoming Nemesis, which already has Tony Scott (Top Gun, Unstoppable) attached to direct. What Nemesis doesn't have is a screenwriter, though Latino Review reports that Matthew Michael Carnahan (State of Play, Lions for Lambs) is the guy. Millar linked to the Latino Review report on his Twitter page.
My Nemesis film gets a screenwriter? Interesting
When asked about Carnahan's supposed hiring by a Twitter follower, Millar's response would not confirm the report.
Ha! Obviously, I know the writer, but can't confirm or deny or that in itself becomes an official story as I'm an exec producer
Last August, Millar said that Scott was trying to lock down a screenwriter that was "probably one of the top three screenwriters in Hollywood right now," but whether that writer was Carnahan is unknown.
Millar's Nemesis follows a billionaire who dons a costume, but instead of stopping crime, he commits it, and heads to Washington D.C. to take out the city's police chief. Millar claims the movie version will need a $150 million budget and has "two great roles for two A+ list actors" like Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp. Scott revealed in November that he has actors attached, but that they aren't yet "signed and sealed".