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 Post subject: Kingsman: The Secret Service
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:50 am 
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Did Matthew Vaughn Leave X-Men for Secret Service?

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November 07, 2012

Earlier this week, people began to speculate that director Matthew Vaughn left the X-Men: First Class sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past, for a chance to direct Star Wars: Episode VII. Given that there's a new story like this every hour, they should all be taken with a grain of salt, but in an interview with CBR, Mark Millar seems to make different implications about Vaughn's departure.

"What we're doing is that 'Kick-Ass 2' is filming now, and next year we'll start production on 'Secret Service' which I did with Dave Gibbons, and Matthew and I have been talking about that for years. We thought Matthew was going to do X-Men first, but we found out there were actually a few imitators of 'Secret Service' in the works. People think you're lying when you say you're not trying to get your comics made into movies so quickly, but the two reasons it happens like that is first because it's the best ad for the comic you'll ever have. And for me, selling the book is the most important thing. The second reason is because people are always trying to rip you off. Somebody will start to work on a spec screenplay about your idea. There are three other projects I know of now about a James Bond kind of guy taking a street kid and turning him into a spy. Three screenplays were already going through Hollywood about this! So Matthew and I said, 'F*** this. We're not letting anyone steal our ideas.'"

It remains to be seen which, if either, of these circumstances are true, but it makes sense that Vaughn would partner up with Millar again given they're history with the Kick-Ass franchise. Check back here for more details about where Vaughn lands as they emerge.

Secret Service was created by Millar and Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons. It is described as follows: It's James Bond meets My Fair Lady as the world’s greatest spy trains his troubled nephew to leave his pathetic life behind and join the elite ranks of the British Secret Service.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:44 pm 
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Colin Firth in Talks for The Secret Service

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April 29, 2013

The King's Speech actor Colin Firth is currently in talks to star in the adaptation of The Secret Service, according to Latino Review.

Like his previous Mark Millar adaptation, Kick-Ass, Matthew Vaughn has co-written the screenplay with Jane Goldman and will also direct and produce the project through his MARV Films banner.

The series, illustrated by Dave Gibbons, tells the story of a British secret agent who recruits and begins to train his rebellious nephew. Firth is in talks to play the "Uncle" role and Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson was desired for the nephew role but is unavailable.

Millar previously confirmed that he and Vaughn want Mark Hamill to appear as himself, as he does in the comic.

The Secret Service is set to begin production in August for a November 14, 2014 release.


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Three Actors Testing for Lead Role in The Secret Service

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June 27, 2013

Variety is reporting that three actors are currently in the running to join Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of the comic book series The Secret Service, including Jack O’Connell (300: Rise of an Empire), John Boyega (Attack the Block) and Christian Cooke (Magic City). These three are auditioning for the role of Gary and will play the nephew to Colin Firth's Uncle Jack. Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson was being courted for the role, but the studio has reportedly decided to try a different route.

Vaughn co-wrote the screenplay with Jane Goldman and will also direct and produce the project through his MARV Films banner.

The series, illustrated by Dave Gibbons, tells the story of a British secret agent who recruits and begins to train his rebellious nephew.

The Secret Service is set to begin production in August for a November 14, 2014 release.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:31 am 
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Newcomer Taron Egerton Eyed for The Secret Service

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July 25, 2013

Newcomer Taron Egerton looks likely to make his big screen debut as Gary in director Matthew Vaughn's The Secret Service, Variety reports. What's more, /Film has confirmed with Vaughn that the previously-rumored Michael Caine is set for a role, joining Colin Firth in the big screen adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' comic book series.

Like his previous Millar adaptation, Kick-Ass, Matthew Vaughn has co-written the screenplay with Jane Goldman and will also direct and produce the project through his MARV Films banner.

The series, illustrated by Gibbons, tells the story of a British secret agent, Jake (Firth), who recruits and begins to train his rebellious nephew, Gary.

The trade goes on to note that, among those eyed to play the female lead, are Emma Watson and Bella Heathcote. Millar previously confirmed that he and Vaughn want Mark Hamill to appear as himself, as he does in the comic.

The Secret Service is set to begin production in August for a November 14, 2014 release.


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Samuel L. Jackson is the Villain in Matthew Vaughn's The Secret Service

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August 01, 2013

Matthew Vaughn's take on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' graphic novel The Secret Service has already cast Colin Firth as the secret agent who takes a young punk played by Taron Egerton under his wing, but now it's being reported by Variety that Samuel L. Jackson is set to play the villain with production expected to start this fall.

Vaughn had been looking for a big star to play the main baddie with Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio being two names that were mentioned, but now that Jackson is on board, they just need to find the movie's female lead, with Emma Watson and Dark Shadows star Bella Heathcoate both being named in the mix.

Adapted by Vaughn with his frequent writing partner Jane Goldman, Vaughn's Marv Films will finance and produce the film similar to how they did their previous Mark Millar adaptation Kick-Ass.

Jackson will next be seen reuniting with Spike Lee for the Oldboy remake, followed by a role in MGM's remake of RoboCop next February and then Marvel Studios' Captain America; The Winter Soldier in April 2014.


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Sophie Cookson Cast as Female Lead in The Secret Service

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September 05, 2013

Though Emma Watson and Bella Heathcote were previously eyed for the role, Variety is reporting that British actress Sophie Cookson has been cast as the female lead in Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of the Mark Millar comic series The Secret Service. Cookson joins a cast that already includes Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Michael Caine, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Like his previous Millar adaptation, Kick-Ass, Matthew Vaughn has co-written the screenplay with Jane Goldman and will also direct and produce the project through his MARV Films banner.

The series, illustrated by Dave Gibbons, tells the story of a British secret agent, Jake (Firth), who recruits and begins to train his rebellious nephew, Gary (Egerton).

The Secret Service is set to begin production this fall for a November 14, 2014 release.


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Sofia Boutella Enlists for The Secret Service

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October 29, 2013

Now in production, Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of the Mark Millar comic series The Secret Service has added Sofia Boutella to the cast, Deadline reports. She joins a cast that includes Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson and Sophie Cookson.

Like his previous Millar adaptation, Kick-Ass, Matthew Vaughn has co-written the screenplay with Jane Goldman and will also direct and produce the project through his MARV Films banner.

The series, illustrated by Dave Gibbons, tells the story of a British secret agent, Jake (Firth), who recruits and begins to train his rebellious nephew, Gary (Egerton).

Although she's not yet a big name domestically, Boutella recently headlined France's Streetdance 2 and is set to star in the upcoming Monsters: Dark Continent. In The Secret Service, she'll play the film's lead female antagonist.

The Secret Service is set for a November 14, 2014 release.


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