Tradecraft: Matthew Vaughn Mulling Spy Project?
According to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog, Matthew Vaughn is mulling his follow-up to this summer's Bond and Avengers-inspired, Sixties-set superhero hit, X-Men: First Class (review here). One of the candidates is a film version of a comic book Vaughn created with Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar and Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons called The Secret Service. The trade blog reports that "plot details are under wraps," so we don't even know if the titular secret service is Her Majesty's Secret Service or the U.S. Treasury Department's Secret Service. But either way, it definitely sounds spyish, doesn't it? After X-Men: First Class, I would absolutely love to see Vaughn do a full-on spy movie. He's come close plenty of times. In the early 2000s, he was attached to direct a film version of The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and he and his regular writing partner Jane Goldman co-wrote the script for The Debt (review here). I hope he goes all the way with this one!