January 18, 2017  

Director Is 'Going After' Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp for 'Nemesis'

September 1, 2010 (2:50 am) GMT
When the comic book creator, Mark Millar, tells Tony Scott that he fancies those two actors for the movie adaptation, the helmer says he is going to 'give them a call'.
Director Is 'Going After' Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp for 'Nemesis'

Mark Millar's hope to get and to portray the two lead characters in "" has got a positive feedback from the movie's director. When appearing on Richard Bacon show on BBC Radio Five Live, the comic book creator is asked whether those two A-list actors are going to star in the feature film and he replies, "That's who the director's going after, yeah."

"Tony Scott, brother of Ridley Scott... I just got a call from him, literally about a month ago... it was one of those very surreal things," Millar reveals his conversation with the movie's director. "This is a $150 million budget... he said 'Who do you fancy for it?'... I said 'I dunno, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp' so he said 'That's good, we'll give them a call'."

Millar previously stated that Pitt would fit to play Blake Morrow while Depp should portray Nemesis. He told Empire Online, "With Nemesis, you've got two great roles for two A-list stars... The thing is, one guy has to be as good as the other. You've got Holmes versus Moriarty here or Batman versus The Joker, so each one has got to be a $20 million actor, really. I think you could go for the A+ list and get Johnny Depp as Nemesis and Brad Pitt as Blake Morrow."

On his choice, he went on explaining, "[Blake Morrow] He's Commissioner Gordon meets Sherlock Holmes, so it's got to be a big physical policeman who you feel could stand up for himself in a physical fight. It's got to be somebody who can take a punch. You couldn't really get anybody who's too cerebral. He'd have to be a very physical actor so it would need to be a Pitt. Or maybe even a ."

Millar added, "When I was writing the comic, I genuinely saw Johnny Depp as Nemesis. He's a thin-faced guy, slightly creepy, a cross between and , and someone who could pull off both those things at the same time is Depp. He would get it. He goes slightly crazy in his roles!"

"Nemesis", based on Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's comic book limited series of the same title, follows a man with Bruce Wayne type who decides to turn into a super villain instead of a superhero. The movie project, however, is still in very early stage with no scribe hired to write the screenplay.

Brad Pitt is currently shooting "" which will be his next starring vehicle after appearing in "". Johnny Depp, meanwhile, has been in Hawaii for the production of "". He can soon be seen in "" which is due December 10 in the U.S.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Toys Reveal First Look at Kurt Russell's Ego
  2. Will Kanye West Perform at Pal Donald Trump's Inauguration?
  3. Fergie Who? Nicole Scherzinger to Replace the Singer in Black Eyed Peas
  4. Tupac Shakur Biopic 'All Eyez on Me' Is Set to Be Released in Summer
  5. Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rocky Reignite Dating Rumors After Seen Shopping Together
  6. Ariana Grande Criticized for Claiming She's the 'Hardest Working 23-Year-Old' on Earth
  7. Lady GaGa Teases Super Bowl Performance in New Behind-the-Scenes Video
  8. 'Game of Thrones' Latest Tidbit Reveals This Character's Unlikely Return in Season 7