‘Nemesis’ Director Seeking Brad Pitt And Johnny Depp, Says Mark Millar

Last 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.

“The estimate is [’Kick-Ass’] will do 100 to 150 million on DVD based on the American sales,” related Millar. “So it’ll end up making a quarter of a billion on a 28 million investment. So It should be okay. So the sequel’s greenlit, we can go ahead and do the follow up now, you know. The first made so much compared to what it cost it would be crazy not to.”

Earlier this week, Millar told MTV News that “We’re probably about nine months away from production starting, at the earliest, because Matthew [Vaughn]’s got to do ’X-Men: First Class.'”

“Matthew just wants to get ‘X-Men’ done next year then hopefully we’ll just go straight into ‘Kick-Ass 2,’” added Millar. “That’s the plan.”

What are your thoughts on Pitt and Depp as potential stars of “Nemesis”? Who do you believe will end up starring in the film? And who would you cast as Nemesis himself? Light a signal and tell us what you’re thinking in the comment section or on Twitter!