What if I tell you the story of an orphaned billionaire that makes use of all the resources at his disposal to... kill, for fun? Now that I got your attention, allow me to introduce you Nemesis. Matt Anderson is rich, powerful and insane. He's no hero or anti-hero; he has no motivations or incentives. But what makes this character amazing? If you liked Kick Ass, then you're definitely gonna love this.
The opening scene feels as if it has been drawn and written for the big screen. Nemesis has kidnapped Tokyo's chief inspector and a SWAT team is desperately looking to save him, but long before doing that he had terrorized the city with atrocious crimes. But our villain planned something entirely different. The police force arrives to the, supposedly, location of the inspector only to find out that it's a trap and seconds later the entire floor explodes. As he is telling all this to the Inspector, Nemesis tells him as well that his luck won't be any different. In the next scene we see the inspector tied sitting in a chair in the middle of a railroad and finally he's slaughtered by the train. The opening of Nemesis recalls that scene of the Dark Knight when the Joker kidnaps Rachel and Harvey and the result, well, it looks alike.
I could tell you some more details about the story and how it ends but I'd prefer you to discover it. What I can tell you is that when looking at the central characters it is as if commissioner Jim Gordon was after The Joker disguised as Batman. You don't know what's next and with every turn in the seemingly disarranged plan there comes a surprise (twisted and malevolent surprises). We all know that Hollywood is capable of messing up with already known stories and adapt them to certain scenarios. Well, that case I'm sure screenwriters can write a better ending to the story.
Nemesis is insanely violent, much more than Kick Ass, yet the plot and the character's motifs suffer a downfall towards the ending, which is supposed to leave you astonished and doubtful but instead is too absurd and is not plausible. Then again, why should Hollywood waste its time and money in making a film like this? I believe that, with the right screenplay and the right director the movie can reach the levels of amazement that the first Kick Ass movie provoked.
You probably didn't know or weren't aware of it, but last year filmmaker Joe Carnahan started working in the project and when he first twitted about it, we knew that something polarizing was in development:
And regardless Mark Millar's words, when he tweeted about the film back in March this year:
From then on we haven't heard anything else regarding the movie and right now Nemesis is as dead as it can be. But if The Secret Service, aka Kingsman, got to be made and it was successful, chances are that Fox may revisit the story and give it a try sometime in the future. In the meantime, Mark Millar is still working on Nemesis 2 and the first image of his graphic novel sequel does a damn good job at teasing audience...