UPDATE: Fox To Distribute Matthew Vaughn's THE SECRET SERVICE; 2014 Release Date Set
20th Century Fox has gained distribution rights for the upcoming Mark Millar adaptation The Secret Service, which will be directed by X-Men: First Class' Matthew Vaughn. Production is said to begin in August, with a 2014 release confirmed.
Development is moving forward for The Secret Service, as Deadline reports that the adaptation of the Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons comic book series will be distributed by 20th Century Fox after dropping Universal Pictures. The film will be Matthew Vaughn's (X-Men: First Class) next directorial project, and he has completed the script with Jane Goldman. Fox will give it a 2014 release date soon, with production targeting an August start. The Secret Service is said to follow the comic book closely. Mark Hamill (Star Wars) will make a cameo as himself, similar to the series. Below is a plot summary of the 7-part miniseries.
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!
UPDATE: Fox just set The Secret Service for a November 14th, 2014 release. It opens one week after Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and one week before Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.
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