Matthew Vaughn has finally settled on his next project. After passing on the sequel to X-Men: First Class and being in the running for Star Wars: Episode VII, Vaughn is set to helm an adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ comic The Secret Service, which the director began developing back in 2011. According to Deadline, “The drama closely follows the comic, about a veteran secret agent who leads a young protege into the shadowy business.” Vaughn has reportedly completed the script with writing partner Jane Goldman. As we saw with Kick-Ass, Vaughn and Goldman have had success in turning Millar’s sub-par writing into an above average movie.
Fox has picked up the worldwide distribution rights, and filming is already set for August with the studio eyeing a 2014 release date. I’ve enjoyed all of Vaughn’s films, and as long as his movie doesn’t revolve around saving the White House, I’ll be interested to see what he has planned. [Update: Fox has now announced that The Secret Service will hit theaters on November 14, 2014]