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The Kaiju novel, Project Nemesis is finally receiving an adaptation. The beloved novel from Jeremy Robinson will be adapted into a live-action tv-series with John Wick director Chad Stahelski attached as series director. The series is in the very early stages right now and hasn’t been picked up by a network or streaming service, but fans of this novel already have plenty to be excited about.
Project Nemesis is the first book in Jeremy Robison’s Nemesis Saga which is about the DNA of Nemesis, the Greek goddess of vengeance, being merged with that of Maigo, a murdered little girl, which results in a trauma-fueled kaiju rampage from the backwoods of Maine to the streets of Boston. All this is in search of their killer. Jon Hudson heads up the response to this threat since he works for the DHS’s Paranormal Division. For those who aren’t familiar with the book, sounds like there will be plenty of kaiju action and solid character drama.
The project is being developed for television by Sony TV and Neal H. Moritz’s Original Film, which produces, among other things, The Boys for Amazon Prime. Not only will Chad Stahelski direct the series, but he will also serve as an executive producer. While other members of the creative team will be announced in the upcoming days, Stahelski has a pretty full dance card. After John Wick: Chapter 4 he’s attached to the remake of Highlander and an adaptation of Rick Remender’s Kill or Be Killed comic book series to name a few. However, depending on the development timeline, this could be his next project. That Highlander remake, for example, is unlikely to move out of development hell anytime soon.
Not much else is available about the project. There is still a writers room to staff and they’ll need to find a network or streamer for the series. But it’s a pretty good time to be a Kaiju fan in the west, as it seems many new properties are finding the kind of audience they’ve struggled with finding in years past. Since the early 2010s, western media is continuously on the verge of a Kaiju renaissance. Could the promise of many upcoming Kaiju projects, which includes two MonsterVerse shows, finally spark that renaissance? Even if a full-blown renaissance isn’t on the horizon, Project Nemesis is another Kaiju project that fans can look forward to.