My brother and I have begun ‘Nemesis…’ This script is gonna be a beast.
— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) November 20, 2012
His brother is Matthew Michael Carnahan, the screenwriter of The Kingdom, State of Play and some of some iteration of World War Z. I like to think they’ll be batting ideas for the Nemesis screenplay back and forth over their Turkey today. They certainly don’t seem to be the shy kind, as you can tell from this subsequent tweet from Joe:
With ‘Nemesis’ Matt & I are gunning for TDK trilogy with the thought that, if you’re going after the world record holder, what’s the point?
— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) November 21, 2012
Nemesis was the strip advertised with that ‘What if Batman was the Joker?’ line, and revolves around the murderous rampage of a ‘supervillain’ with an alter ego. Joe Carnahan has been attached to direct for a while, though the late Tony Scott was the first to take up the project.
Mark Millar, of course, made note of the new development on his own Twitter feed:
And it was also the perfect opportunity to remind us that more movies are on the way:
Okay, you know Kick-Ass 2 wraps Sunday & the Carnahans are on Nemesis. But what are the 3 big Millarworld movies shooting after Easter?!
— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) November 22, 2012
Matthew Vaughn’s The Secret Service is one of them, but the other two? Superior? American Jesus? Wanted 2?
I don’t think even Millar is holding out hope for an American Jesus movie any longer…