Take any of the following dates, deadlines or confirmations with a grain of salt because Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) is not known to be the most reliable person when it comes to movie news. However, in a recent interview, the comics writer did give an update on a few of his projects possibly being adapted for the big screen, including Kick-Ass 2, American Jesus and Secret Service. While it looks like Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) won’t be back to direct the sequel to Kick-Ass, Millar suggests that Vaughn may be attached as a producer when they supposedly shoot this summer. Hit the jump for more.
Universal has begun development on an action film based on the recruitment and training of Secret Service agents. Deadline reports that the studio has tapped Greg Poirier (National Treasure: Book of Secrets) to write the screenplay, based on a cover story in the Washington Post Magazine written by Laura Blumenefeld. The journalist actually went through Secret Service training and spent time in the 16-week intensive training program that includes weapons training, hand-to-hand combat and psychological methods. The film will apparently follow a group of aspiring applicants through the training program, after which one of them will probably turn out to be a mole, because that’s what always happens.