Comic book creator Mark Millar has announced that Emerald Fennell, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Promising Young Woman, is writing the script for the long-gestating adaptation of his critically acclaimed supervillain comic book title Nemesis.
“Emerald Fennell, who just won an Oscar for best screenplay for Promising Young Woman, has just delivered the latest draft of the Nemesis screenplay, which is extremely cool, especially after the initial development of the movie by the late Tony Scott, who established some amazing visual ideas for the movie,” Millar told UK retailer Forbidden Planet.
Written by Millar with art from Steve McNiven, Nemesis was published back in 2010 through Marvel Comics imprint Icon Comics and follows Matt Anderson, who – as the supervillain Nemesis – is out for revenge against the police, who he blames for the death of his father. The official synopsis reads:
Nemesis is a tale of one man with a plan for vengeance! Who is Nemesis? He is a son of privilege, an inheritor of billions from his deceased parents. He owns a fleet of the finest cars and a hangar full of planes, and has countless technological gadgets at his command. He’s the ultimate super-villain fighting relentlessly for a nihilsitic cause in which he believes.
Nemesis becomes the second comic book related project on Fennell’s slate following her Oscar win for Best Original Screenplay, the actress and filmmaker having signed on back in March to script a Zatanna film for Warner Bros. and DC Films.