Tony Scott has found his next directorial effort in the pages of a Marvel Icon graphic novel. According to Deadline, the acclaimed action auteur is gearing up to lens a big screen adaptation of Nemesis, a thrill-packed vigilante tale from writer Mark Millar and artist Steven McNiven. 20th Century Fox acquired the rights to the title, and the film will be produced by Scott Free.

Released in stores last March, the graphic novel follows the exploits of billionaire genius Matt Anderson, a great fighter looking to exact revenge on those who killed his parents. Anderson also happens to be an evil villain who travels the globe killing off high-ranking police officials. The story finds Matt heading to Washington D.C., where he plots a campaign of terror against Blake Marrow, the police chief who captured, tortured, and killed his parents.

A writer is currently being sought for the production. Tony Scott will take on Nemesis after he completes work on his next project, which he hasn't quite decided upon yet. On his plate are Potsdamer Platz, Hell's Angels (both of which are set to star Mickey Rourke), and The Associate (which is based on John Grisham's novel and stars Shia LaBeouf).

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