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Matthew Vaughn and Mark Millar co-created the Kick-Ass film and graphic novel respectively, both of which received critical acclaim for their satirical take on the superhero genre. Now, the two are collaborating again on a new spy project!

The Secret Service is currently being developed as both a film and graphic novel, by X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn and Wanted author Mark Millar. The project has been described as “James Bond meets My Fair Lady,” and tells the story of a London rioter who is trained to become a superspy.

The first issue of The Secret Service is due out in comic book stores tomorrow, and Vaughn is reportedly halfway through the screenplay. If you are interested in the comic book itself, you can view a preview on The Hollywood Reporter website.

Are you looking forward to the film on premise alone? Do you think it will be anything like Kick-Ass?

  • TheOneAndOnlyCliche

    Sounds very different to Kick-Ass…but I’d sure like to read the comic. If they’re collaborating again, it should be great. I’ve only read the first Kick-Ass, and somehow these two managed to do a perfect job – the scenes that differed from comic to movie were done wonderfully – what was in the comic worked for the comic, but wouldn’t have been quite as epic in movie format. So this is just straight up intriguing.
    I still want Vaughn to make Kick-Ass 2, though. If he doesn’t do it, then can it, let Kick-Ass be a stand alone. He’s got this very particular style that I think is unique to him, I haven’t seen many people fit quite so many ‘money shots’ into any one film, and both Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class were filled with memorably imagery…no one could follow up with a sequel to either of those movies and give that same level of creative visuals. You could get someone equally as talented, if not moreso, but it still wouldn’t be the same…he’s probably one of my favorite directors right now. Scens that shouldn’t make me cry in his movies still have me tearing up, just for the sheer beauty of the way he films (as well as the fact that both the aforementioned films have great scores/soundtracks to pump up the emotion.) I genuinely do think it would ruin the saga/series to make another without him.

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