Matthew Vaughn Joining the Secret Service

Matthew Vaughn is one of the best young filmmakers working in Hollywood today. His last movie was the fantastic X-Men prequel X-Men: First Class, and before that he had a number of great movies including adaptations of Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass and  Neil Gaiman’s Stardust. He has finally chosen his next project, and will re-team with Millar to adapt the author’s comic book Secret Service.

Matthew Vaughn Secret ServiceThe Mark Millar penned comic tells the story of a veteran secret agent and his young protege who stumble upon a connection between the “kidnapping of sci-fi stars, the murder of an entire town and a dark secret from Mount Everest.” When they learn what is behind the events, a conspiracy unravels and many prominent figures seem to be involved.

It sounds more like Red and less like Kick-Ass, which is good because it gives Matthew Vaughn a chance to flex his creative juices once again. Vaughn was lobbying for Star Wars: Episode VII, but when that went to J.J. Abrams, Vaughn quickly went back to his friend Millar and the project they have been discussing for a couple of years now.

Matthew Vaughn will start shooting Secret Service in August based on a script by his partner Jane Goldman. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters in November 2014.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Shawn is a film critic with 30 years of experience in print and online media. He is a former member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle and loves everything from critically acclaimed movies to B-level action flicks and everything in between.

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