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In case you haven't heard the sad news yet, "Top Gun" and "True Romance" director Tony Scott committed suicide on Sunday (August 20), leaving his fans, colleagues and everyone else who knew and loved him in shock.

One of the people who recently got to know Scott was comics writer Mark Millar, who was working with the filmmaker on an adaptation of his comic book "Nemesis." (Joe Carnahan, who nearly helmed Fox's "Daredevil" reboot, is currently attached to adapt Millar's comic.) In response to Scott's suicide, Millar took to his blog to pen a touching note on his time working with the legendary filmmaker. Read an excerpt below.


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If you thought "Kick-Ass" and "Wanted" were vulgar, wait until you get a load of Mark Millar's latest project, "Nemesis." Written by Millar and illustrated by Steve McNiven, the comic book miniseries is the latest of Millar's work to go through the Hollywood adaptation mill.

Standing at the helm of the good ship "Nemesis" is director Tony Scott, the acclaimed filmmaker responsible for Chris Pine and Denzel Washington's latest thriller, "Unstoppable." He'll tell the tale of a masked madman that trots the globe wreaking havoc and the veteran police officer who's forced to put him down.

"'Nemesis' is great," Scott told MTV News. "It's something I've never done before. I love touching new worlds, touching new things, and that's what excites me. 'Nemesis' is a fresh genre for me." Read More...

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SupermanIf you're looking up in the sky, it's not a bird or a plane that you're seeing — it's a big, pesky swarm of rumors circling around the Man of Steel.

In the last week, a heaping handful of names have popped up in connection with producer Christopher Nolan's planned reboot of the "Superman" franchise for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. No fewer than eight directors have found themselves caught in the crosshairs of "Superman" rumors, with some of them more likely than others.

Today, we're diving head first into the rumors with an extra-sized Secret Identity column that asks — who should direct the new "Superman" movie? Check out our assessments after the jump! Read More...

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nemesisMost writers hope they’ll see at least one of their creations brought to life on the big screen one day, but comic writer Mark Millar has already been lucky enough to see two — and he has at least two more on the way.

Besides his secret project with Leinil Francis Yu, Millar is set to bring his and artist Steve McNiven’s antihero story “Nemesis” to life with director Tony Scott. And with the success of films like “Wanted” and “Kick-Ass,” it doesn’t appear Hollywood will stop throwing money at him anytime soon.

[UPDATE: Mark Millar has contacted MTV News to clarify several elements that were misunderstood in the original interview. We've edited the post and placed these corrections in BOLD/CAPITALIZED text. -RM]

“They reckon the budget on this thing will probably be around $150 MILLION mark. It’s a very expensive film, it’s got a lot of big set pieces,” he told MTV News while promoting his recently launched "CLiNT" comics magazine. “So the nice thing is, it means we can hopefully afford who we want to work with.” Read More...

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SupermanSuperman is getting ready to take flight under Christopher Nolan's supervision, but he has made it clear that he won't be directing the forthcoming superhero film, tentatively titled "The Man of Steel." Instead, the man responsible for "The Dark Knight" is seeking other talented filmmakers to bring Superman back to the big screen — and according to one source, he has his eye on a few specific directors.

Deadline reports that "major announcements involving DC characters [are] coming in four weeks," including one particularly important decision regarding the director of the "Superman" franchise's next live-action entry. According to the report, the short list of directors includes Tony Scott, Matt Reeves, Jonathan Liebesman, Duncan Jones and Zack Snyder. Guillermo del Toro was once a candidate for the job, though he's no longer considered likely for the role.

Nolan has reportedly already started taking meetings with prospective "Superman" candidates, and is said to be submitting his personal choice to Warner Bros. within the next few weeks. Read More...

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NemesisLast month, Mark Millar announced that "Top Gun" director Tony Scott had signed on to direct an adaptation of Millar and Steve McNiven's "Nemesis." And while the film is still in very early pre-production, Scott is already pursuing some A-list actors according to Millar.

"I just got a call from [Scott], literally about a month ago," said Millar during an appearance on the Richard Bacon radio show (via Bleeding Cool). "It was one of those very surreal things. 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 also offered an update on the potential "Kick-Ass 2" film and reiterated that the sequel has a greenlight. Read More...

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NemesisWhen it comes to optioning creator owned comics, Mark Millar seems to have the golden touch. Following the release of "Kick-Ass" in theaters earlier this year, Millar's latest comic book project has also found a home on the big screen.

According to Bleeding Cool (and later confirmed by Deadline), Fox has picked up the film rights for Millar and Steve McNiven's "Nemesis" with Tony Scott attached to direct and his Scott Free Productions signed on to produce as well. As a director, Scott is perhaps best known for helming "Top Gun," "Beverly Hills Cop II," "True Romance," "Crimson Tide" and "Enemy of The State."

More recently, Scott has collaborated with Denzel Washington on a number of films, including "Man on Fire," "Deja Vu," "The Taking of Pelham 123" and the upcoming "Unstoppable." Read More...

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