Tony Scott to direct Millar and McNiven's <i>Nemesis</i> adaptation

The news that writer Mark Millar teased earlier this week has finally, officially broke -- Tony Scott, director of The Last Boy Scout, Top Gun, Man on Fire and True Romance, will direct the movie adaptation of Millar and Steve McNiven's Nemesis, their creator-owned title published under Marvel's Icon banner.

"As you can imagine, I'm more than excited," Millar wrote on the Millarworld forums. "Steve is delirious and this puts our books instantly in an entirely different league in Hollywood terms. Tony said this was a very timely project and Fox want to get this moving as soon as possible. Next up is a script and the writer we talked about did one of my top five movies of all time. The actor he's shooting for as the lead character is going to blow your socks off."

According to Deadline Hollywood, the rights were acquired by 20th Century Fox, and the film will be produced by Scott Free Productions.

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