Even though director Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) has two upcoming sequel projects on his schedule, he’s chosen to add an original film into the mix. After landing a sneak peek at the book, Vaughn put up his own money to option Lexicon, a thriller from author Max Barry that is due to hit shelves next year. Vaughn would also write (or at least co-write) a script he plans to direct if the picture goes through development. Set in a world where words can literally kill, Lexicon includes Barry’s signature riffs on branding, identity and government control. Hit the jump for more on Lexicon and a recap of what else Vaughn has on his plate.