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Nemesis – Cover for Mark Millar’s new comic

Posted by LiveFor on February 13, 2010

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Nemesis – You could be the hero going up against Mark Millar’s bad guy

Posted by LiveFor on January 26, 2010

Like he did with Kick-Ass, comic writer Mark Millar is auctioning off the chance the have your name as one of the main characters in his forthcoming comic book, Nemesis. No not the Warlock or the Suicide Squad bloke, this is the one about a person like Bruce Wayne / Batman but with the mentality of The Joker. Every year he picks a cop to mess with and you could be the cop.

Mark Millar described it as, “What if this genius billionaire was just this total shit, and the only thing that stood between him and a city was the cops? It’s Batman versus Commissioner Gordon, in a weird way. Or maybe a super-villain version of “Se7en.” A billionaire anarchist up against ordinary people. The Joker’s the best thing in the Batman movies, so this guy is a bit of an amalgamation of all the stuff we like.”

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.” – more here

Here’s more about the auction from the ebay listing:

WIN A STARRING ROLE IN THE UPCOMING “NEMESIS” Comic Book Series! Benefit auction debuts Monday, January 25th, 2010 for a special cause.

(January 25, 2010) — Have you ever imagined yourself as the star of a comic book? Award-winning writer Mark Millar is offering YOU that chance! Millar’s upcoming comic book, “Nemesis” (illustrated by Millar’s co-creator, best-selling artist Steven McNiven), is about the fight between America’s smartest cop and the world’s one and only super-villain. Who is that cop? Well, that’s where you come in!

Dynamic Forces will be hosting an auction to name that cop, and the winner’s name will be immortalized as the hero of the story! Best of all, all proceeds raised from this once-in-a-lifetime event will go directly into a special fund that will assist handicapped children. “My older brother, Dr. Bobby Millar, works with these children every day and he explained to me what a difference it would make if they could get a new bus,” Mark Millar explains. “Resources are tight at all schools and hospitals in the current economic climate, but we had a great success with the Kick-Ass auction and feel hopeful that comic-book readers will dig deep again and they can build towards this pretty hefty amount of cash they need for the vehicle. Steven and I have had an amazing run of luck with Civil War and Old Man Logan and we’re hoping “Nemesis” will be similarly massive. To star as a comic-book hero is pretty cool and the intense movie-studio and production-company interest for “Nemesis” before the book even hits the stands should bode well that whoever wins this auction will get their name out there in many other media too, just like Dave Lizewski. I really hope people get behind this as the staff at the school do a terrific job and the kids would be delighted with this nice, new bus everyone has their eye on.” “We’re thrilled to help Mark out here with this awesome auction and to raise some much-needed money for a truly worthy cause,” stated Dynamic Forces President Nick Barrucci. “‘Nemesis’ is poised to be another break-out book from Mark and Steven, and the chance to be in the book is the opportunity of a lifetime. Am I eligible to win?”

The auction goes live starting Monday, January 25, 2010!

Millar has had amazing success with his creator-owned characters being picked up for movies and it was only a few years ago that Dave Lizewski was immortalized as the winning bidder for the Kick-Ass auction. Now, Dave will now be immortalized forever in comic books, movies, and upcoming video games and toys. Be sure to bid at for your chance to be the next Dave Lizewski (or Peter Parker)!

There you have it. Get bidding and your name could be in a comic book, and most probably a feature film somewhere down the line. Still no word if Sam Raimi or Guy Ritchie will be directing it though.

Source: Bleeding Cool

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Nemesis – Mark Millar mentions Sam Raimi and Guy Ritchie could direct it

Posted by LiveFor on January 14, 2010

Mark Millar is the comic book writer behind such comics as Wanted, The Ultimates, Kick-Ass and many more. He recently decided that he wanted to explain the rumour that Sam Raimi was to direct a movie based on his upcoming book with Steve McNiven for Marvel, Nemesis. This is the comic book where he goes with the idea of what if Batman was a villain like the Joker – I posted more on the story a while back.

Here is what Millar has to say about Sam Raimi.

Can I just stomp this rumour before it gets any further? This week CAA was approached by an A-list director to buy Nemesis before it goes to auction in March. Then Sam announces he’s not involved in the Spider-Man franchise any more, pursuing other projects. A lot of movie sites got in touch last night asking if the two stories are linked, but I just want to make it clear that Sam is not the guy who contacted my agent. I actually think he’s one of the three best living directors and would be honoured to have him on anything I do, but he’s not the guy who got in touch and the truth is that I’m not taking this out until March as originally planned. I want to have the whole thing finished before anybody reads it as Steve and I think we’re onto something pretty special here. Civil War and Old Man Logan were massive hits, but the interest in this from the moment we even said the title has just been unprecedented. We want to make sure this goes to the right guy, though Raimi would actually be an amazing choice and it would be a hilarious middle-finger to all the suits he just walked away from.

Basically I think Millar is doing his excellent work of self promotion and basically starting a great rumour himself. These days you never know what could happen if you start shouting it from the rooftops.

However, Millar goes on

“RAIMI DIRECTING NEMESIS MIGHT NOT BE CRAZY AFTER ALL!”

Things move fast in Hollywoodland. I just woke up to some VERY unexpected emails…

Nobody has seen the scripts yet. The interest in based on Wanted doing 350 mill, insane buzz around town on Kick-Ass and that CBR interview where the Nemesis high concept was explained and visual released. It’s pretty crazy, but a lot of people are trying to get this before it goes elsewhere. Have another thing coming with Leinil after Summer and someone made an offer for this without even knowing what it is. Crazy times.

Yet where does Guy Ritchie come into the mix?

I was actually going to talk to Guy about it in the next couple of weeks, but wondered if a brilliant cop versus brilliant supervillain might be too much like Sherlock Holmes. I’m seeing Matthew this week and will see what he reckons.

There you have it – I’m not sure if there is any truth to any of Millar’s quotes, but it would be very cool if Sam Raimi did end up directing it.

Source: Bleeding Cool

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Nemesis – What if The Joker was Batman? Mark Millar knows

Posted by LiveFor on December 6, 2009

Mark Millar is the twisted mind behind the comics Kick-Ass, The Unfunnies, Ultimates, Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Wanted and so much more.

Now, along with Steve McNiven he has another cool sounding comic heading our way.

Called Nemesis the basic premise is what if someone as Villainous as the Joker had the skills, money and talent of Batman. What if Batman was a total c***? is the other way of decribing it.

Millar spoke to CBR about the comic.

“Marvel President Dan Buckley sort of paid me a compliment, saying, “This is such a stupidly simple and obvious idea. I can’t believe nobody’s ever come up with it before. You are the master of the stupidly simple idea.” Which I suppose is kind of flattering because everyone said that about “Kick-Ass” too. It’s almost too simple.

But, yeah. “Nemesis” is a reversal of the Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark archetype. What if this genius billionaire was just this total shit, and the only thing that stood between him and a city was the cops? It’s Batman versus Commissioner Gordon, in a weird way. Or maybe a super-villain version of “Se7en.” A billionaire anarchist up against ordinary people. The Joker’s the best thing in the Batman movies, so this guy is a bit of an amalgamation of all the stuff we like.”

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. The visuals we’ve released here are just single panels from the Japanese segment. It’s the best stuff I’ve ever seen Steve do.

I wanted it to be a kind of mystery. I liked the idea of having “who is this guy?’ as a plot thread running through it. Why does he keep going after these cops and flying and training all around the world to end up in America to take on this one guy? So we find out a little more about him every issue.

It’s the reverse superhero concept. A superhero story normally has a linear fashion. You see how he becomes that guy, and then you see him in action. But here, we’ve done the reverse. The origin comes at the end of the story. But he’s the Hannibal Lecter of supervillains in that sense. All the cops are needed to go up against a guy as formidable as this. He’s almost supernatural, he’s so good. But he happens to just be in a costume. Hopefully nobody’s ever seen anything like it before. We’re so used to supervillains fighting superheroes, I just thought, “Imagine if there was only one person on the planet like this, and he was actually a bad guy.” How would cops deal with him, even though he has no super-powers?

Very simply, I wanted to do a book about the world’s greatest villain up against America’s greatest cop. I just liked the high concept of that – the idea of a villain going around from country to country and having a battle of wits with the best guy that he can get his hands on. And he sends them a little funeral wreath with the date and time of when they’re going to die on it, every one dying at precisely that time. All these cops in the Pacific Rim are dead, and then we come in at the American side of the story and see the struggle of this guy in just trying to stop him.

Millar’s comics are usually a good laugh to read and as usual this has a great high concept. I love the white suit of Nemesis and I’m looking forward to the first issue. Apparantly it will be out in March next year.

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What Deadpool could have looked like.

Posted by LiveFor on June 17, 2009


Now I know a lot of people (myself included) were not happy with the look of Deapool at the end of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Shiny skin, no mouth, swords kept in his arms meaning he can’t bend the arms if the swords are not extended. Still Ryan Reynolds was cool at the start of the film.

It was not the cancer faced, masked merc with a mouth we loved for the comic.

Now this concept art won’t make it any easier for us. While still different to the original version there are at least a few nods to his mask and look in the version above by Phillip Boutte Jr. They look as if they were for the Wade Wilson version at the start of the film.

The art below is similar to the final version in the film, but is a lot more sinister looking. Still not quite Deadpool, but it would have been better than the one we saw in the film. Mind you it does look a little like Torquemada from the 2000AD Nemesis the Warlock comic strip.

Source: io9

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Nemesis The Warlock to be a Movie…maybe?

Posted by LiveFor on July 8, 2008

That’s right, the Arch Deviant, Nemesis the Warlock, from 2000AD is rumoured to be in the works to be movified by the people from Tasdo Productions. Apparantly screenwriter, P. Ben Edwards (Still Life), has said they’re in the process of nailing down the script but their is still a long way to go. “I’d love to get Christopher Walken as Torquemada”, but casting has yet to be done.
This is great news (although does sound a bit vague and, as they say, a long long way away).

I’ve always been a big fan of 2000AD characters and something like Nemesis with the mix of sci-fi and fantasy would be absolutely fantastic. Just seeing the Blitzspear flying through the tubes of Termight would be amazing. Basically Nemesis is an alien who fights to protect other aliens from Torquemada’s genocidal tyranny.

I’ve no idea who I would cast in this. Any ideas? Who’d be the perfect Nemesis, Torquemada, Purity Brown and the mighty ABC Warriors?

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