Matthew Vaughn to Direct Graphic Novel Adaptation ‘The Secret Service’
After passing on directing this summer’s Kick-Ass 2 and the forthcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past (though he is producing both films), Matthew Vaughn is settling on a different comic adaptation for his next directorial project: Mark Millar’s The Secret Service.
With the graphic novel due to be released in July, 20th Century Fox has just landed the rights to the story, about a veteran secret agent who brings his punk nephew into the business. It’s little surprise that Fox sought the rights for Millar’s story, as they’ve been using Millar as a consultant on their Marvel Comics-based projects. And, of course, Vaughn should be a good fit for the project, as Kick-Ass was also based on a graphic novel written by Millar.
The Secret Service will be Vaughn’s first film as a director since X-Men: First Class, which he also made for Fox. The studio will be looking to release The Secret Service next year, with plans to begin production this August.