PROJECT NEMESIS, is in development as a TV series!!!
Chad Stahelski (director of John Wick 1 – 4) is at the helm, and if that isn’t awesome enough, it’s being produced by Original Film AND Sony Pictures Television (the team behind The Boys, SWAT, Preacher and Happy!). Below, along with some awesome Nemesis art, I’ll tell you how all this came about, where things are, and where we’re headed.
“I can’t say how excited I am to help bring Jeremy Robinson’s Project Nemesis to the screen. From the first moment I started reading it, I was hooked. This amazing book series has everything I love about the genre: martial arts, action, great characters, and of course, Kaiju!”— Chad Stahelski, director of John Wick 1 – 4
HOW WE GOT HERE
This all began so long ago I honestly don’t remember the year. But it was about six years ago, in September, when I got a call from director Chad Stahelski. He’d read Project Nemesis, and being a fellow kaiju fan with Massachusetts roots, he fell in love with the story. So much so that he wanted to create a series based on it. We spoke for about an hour, with him laying out his vision for the series…which matched perfectly with my own. I was on board, 100%.
And then, the waiting began. It was two years before Chad would go into Original Film for a meeting about the Highlander movie he’s directing and casually mention Nemesis. When he left that meeting, we had producers attached, and shortly after, SONY was on board. Thus began the years-long contract negotiations during which I met with Chad several times, and was lucky enough to attend the John Wick 2 and 3 premieres. Finally, a year ago, the contracts were squared away and signed. And since then–really for the past six years–I’ve been bouncing off the walls, dying to tell EVERYONE that this was in the works. And now here we are, and I’m freaking out. Hopefully, you are too!
If you’re like me, you’ve wondered what it would be like to kill a yak, from 200 yards away, with Mind Bullets (‘That’s telekinesis, Kyle’), ever since Tenacious D released their song, Wonderboy in 2001. Well, now its time to find out! *No yak’s were harmed in the writing of this book.
It was just four months ago that The Dark was released. That’s not a ton of time, but I used to release a book a month, so the current three books a year feels slow to me…but also a nice change of pace. Means I get to work on screenplays, and relax a bit.
Long, long ago, back in 2005, I started my career by self-publishing The Didymus Contingency, Raising the Past, Antarktos Rising, Beneath, and Kronos. A few years into this endeavor I caught wind of something called podcast novels–serialized audiobooks–and found the concept fascinating. Unlike some lucky authors (I’m looking at you, Scott), I am a horrendous narrator. I lacked the equipment, the finances to get the equipment, and the voice to pull it off. So when I was contacted by Jeffrey Kafer, who had done voiceover work and was looking to get into narrating, I jumped at the chance to work with him. The result was the original Kronos and Beneath audiobooks, released for free as podcast novels. Not only were these my first audio books, but they were also Jeff’s. Both books received great reviews and were downloaded…a LOT. I don’t have the stats any more, but if they were sales, I’d have been Scrooge McDucking into a vault of gold coins.
Last September, with the pandemic raging, protests around the country, and an impending election, I received a video from a fan who felt compelled by God to warn me, Kane Gilmour, and R.C. Bray of future turmoil. He spoke earnestly of many things, including preparing for the coming disaster, and he was very compelling. There was a lot to absorb, but four words stood out to me. “Three Days of Darkness”. Something about that phrase felt…important.
So I googled those four words and discovered an ancient prophecy that the fan was either unaware of, or had forgotten he’d heard about. But his prophecy and this ancient prophecy were a match–even details like burning special candles for light. I admit, I did not prepare for the impending calamity. I’m a skeptic at heart. But I was INSPIRED by the very convincing warning. And now, the three people warned by this fan (myself as the author, Kane Gilmour as the editor, and R.C. Bray as the narrator) have put together a work of fiction inspired by this prophecy… Perhaps this was the point all along? Maybe you are meant to read this novel and be warned? So light a blessed candle, settle in, and prepare to discover what awaits you in THE DARK.
As I mentioned, I originally came across the Three Days of Darkness prophecy when it was sent to me as a video warning, but it has been around a lot longer than that. Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, who died in 1837, first foretold this future event, speaking of intense darkness for three days, blessed candles, and air infected by demons in all sorts of hideous forms. Terrifying stuff, and exactly the kind of thing that lights my imagination on fire. This is a literal ‘Hell on Earth’ prophecy and interestingly…people believe it. Not only that, they’re preparing for it!
Taigi was dubbed a ‘Servant of God’ by Pope Pius IX and later beatified by Pope Benedict XV, making her a trusted prophetic source. While her prophecy is not cannon, that doesn’t stop people from believing it will come to pass…and doing their best to prep for the worst. You can buy blessed candles. There are YouTube videos teaching how to cover windows with trash bags and duct tape. Search for yourself and journey down the rabbit hole in which I found myself last September. OR, read THE DARK for my twisted take on the prophecy, and then go check out the other theories. I promise, my version is the most entertaining!
The audiobook for THE DARK is narrated by the unfathomable R.C. Bray, which is fitting, as the prophecy sent to me was also intended for him. You might think I’m a good writer, but Bray’s narration elevates my storytelling to the next level. If you’re not an audiobook listener, check out the sample and judge for yourself!
From New York Times and number-one Audible best-selling duo Jeremy Robinson and R.C. Bray comes a horrifying revelation about the centuries old Three Days of Darkness prophecy, during which the legions of Hell will be unleashed on Earth…
THERE SHALL COME OVER THE WHOLE EARTH, AN INTENSE DARKNESS LASTING THREE DAYS AND NIGHTS.
Miah Gray is a 27-year-old former Army soldier living in rural New Hampshire with his sister, mother, and her boyfriend. He is plagued by PTSD, finding solace, but not redemption, with the aid of prescribed cannabis. All he wants to do is get high, relax with a good sandwich, and watch a meteor shower with his neighborhood crush, Jen.
HE WHO OPENS HIS WINDOW OR DOOR OUT OF CURIOSITY, OR LEAVES HIS HOME, WILL FALL DEAD ON THE SPOT.
When the sun’s light is blotted out the following morning, and the world is plunged into darkness, Miah finds himself locked down with his family, covering windows with trash bags, lighting candles, and following the arcane rules of an ancient prophecy. But there is no escaping what comes next.
THE AIR WILL BE INFECTED BY DEMONS, APPEARING IN ALL SORTS OF HIDEOUS FORMS.
A brilliant flash of light fills the sky, leaving Miah changed, and an Old Norse death rune etched onto his forehead. He fears he has been marked for death until the neighborhood’s parents start disappearing, and he’s left behind. Leading Jen and a ragtag group of parentless kids, Miah hunts for answers and for their parents, while trying to keep his sister safe. He charges headlong down a path that will take him to the gates of Hell…and then straight through.
ALL OF HELL WILL BE LET LOOSE.
THE DARK is a mind-bending, character-driven, sci-fi-infused horror novel like no other!
THE DARK has been dubbed a new fan favorite by many advance readers, and Miah, the main character, has been called one of my most relatable heroes to date. All of that is high praise, and I hope the story lives up to the hype I had nothing to do with.
As an author, it’s my job to sell books, and project unwavering confidence. But sometimes I write something different and strange, and I can’t help but wonder if I’m the only one who will like it. The last time I felt this strongly was with INFINITE…which went on to become my best selling novel ever, so hopefully THE DARK will follow suit.
And you can help make that happen! If you enjoy the story, please consider posting reviews for it on Audible or Amazon (or both). Every single one helps spread the word. And if you want to discuss the books with other Robinsonverse fans (and with me) click on that Facebook button below and join the Tribe. Hope to see you there, and I hope you enjoy THE DARK!
Jeremy Robinson is the #1 Audible.com and New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy novels and novellas spanning multiple genres, best known for Infinite, The Others, Project Nemesis, Alter and Space Force. He also writes comic books including: Project Nemesis, Island 731 and Godzilla - Rage Across Time, and several of his project have been optioned for film and TV.
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