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THE SECRET SERVICE (2014): Matthew Vaughn Directing, Fox Release Date

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Matthew Vaughn will direct The Secret Service, Fox Gets Rights and Sets Release Date. Matthew Vaughn directing the film adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbonsfive-issue comic book series was one of the speculated reasons for his departure from X-Men: Days of Future Past. It turns out that this speculation was 100% accurate.

On why Matthew Vaughn left X-Men: Days of Future Past for The Secret Service and fast tracking the film’s creation (from November 2012):

‘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*ck this. We’re not letting anyone steal our ideas.’

Matthew Vaughn has already completed the script for The Secret Service will co-screen writer Jane Goldman.

The Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation has acquired the world-wide distribution rights to the film. The film will be released on November 14, 2014.

Fox’s THE SECRET SERVICE will drop 11/14/14. Matthew Vaughn directs from Mark Millar (“Kick-Ass”) & Dave Gibbons’ comic series.

— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) March 27, 2013

On the plotline to The Secret Service:

From the writer of Kick-Ass and the artist of Watchmen comes a collaboration decades in the making! The world’s greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the end of the world as know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next James Bond? meanwhile, what’s the secret link between a series of kidnapped sci-fi stars, the murder of an entire town, and a dark secret from inside Mount Everest? Under Uncle Jack’s supervision, Gary’s spy skills and confidence blossom–but when the duo learn what’s behind the celebrity kidnappings, the knowledge comes at a price. The conspiracy begins to unravel, but who can be trusted when so many prominent figures seem to be involved? It’s a must-be-seen-to-be-believed action spectacle!

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Source: Slashfilm, Deadline

 

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