Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Fox has wrestled away the rights to distribute The Secret Service from Universal, according to Deadline. Matthew Vaughn’s next project as a director reteams him with his Kick-Ass collaborators Mark Millar and screenwriter Jane Goldman.
It looks like, given the success of Kick-ass and the high hopes for the sequel, plus X-Men: First Class, Mark Millar and Matthew Vaughn have found a natural home for their upcoming Secret Service adaptation at Fox.
Vaughn will be helming the adaptation of Millar’s Icon comic series about a superspy who investigates the unusual; think Mulder meets James Bond. Sounds like a match made in heaven, really and no doubt Fox are seeing a possibliltyof a franchise. Which, given the quality of this team, sounds A-ok with us at FTN.
Filming kicks off in the fall and a 2014 release date is expected…