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

September 01, 2010 02:50:13 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'
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Mark Millar's hope to get Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp to portray the two lead characters in "Nemesis" 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 Liam Neeson."

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 Heath Ledger and Christian Bale, 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 "Moneyball" which will be his next starring vehicle after appearing in "Inglourious Basterds". Johnny Depp, meanwhile, has been in Hawaii for the production of "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides". He can soon be seen in "The Tourist" which is due December 10 in the U.S.


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posted by Lora on Sep 29, 2010
Depp yes. Pitt no. Pitt is a fake creep excuse for an actor. Depp is the real deal.
posted by sick of brad on Sep 23, 2010
Sick of the cheater brad pitt. When i see a picture of him now all i can think of is CHEATER CHEATER GROSS CHEATER. Is that juvenile??
posted by brood cow on Sep 23, 2010
posted by taraya on Sep 09, 2010
Angalina is a fony . She has dead eyes . She looks like evil. She is not a good woman. She looks like she dying.
posted by lorraine jankel on Sep 05, 2010
I dont like these two together. How about jonny depp and bruce willis!!!
posted by roger till on Sep 01, 2010
Johnny and vanessa should stay way way far away from brad and his disgusting brood cow. Angelina jolie is a gross pig . And now it is rubbing off on brad.
posted by what? on Sep 01, 2010
Angelina goes on and on about her lovely family. What about the lovely family of uma thermon and ethan hawk? Angelina spread her legs and destroyed that marriage. She makes a habit of leaving destruction in her past. And now she has children who are constantly photographed and already acting weird. This story has only begun and i dont see a happy ending. Brad IS a trophy. That she will never let go. Sad.
posted by syed on Sep 01, 2010
Brad is pig he is with dirty woman
posted by tammy on Sep 01, 2010
Angie is a crazy whore. Brad is getting exactly what he deserves. Haha
posted by demi on Sep 01, 2010
Angelina jolie is the fakest person in hollywood. Everything she does is for show. The only time she spends with her kids is to be photographed. She is not a real mother in any sense of the word. Brad is stuck. Everytime he tries to argue with her she threatens to move the kids to africa. Brad is miserable. She has complete control over him through the kids and she enjoys using them as weapons. He is her miserable trophy. And yes i do know this for a fact.
posted by luren on Sep 01, 2010
If salt was rewritten for a girl Rewrite this for jen and angie. Now that would make some money.

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