UPDATE: Mark Millar Says THE SECRET SERVICE Movie Is His Version Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Mark Hamill To Have A Pivotal Role
Mark Millar has a lot of projects in the water, Nemesis, Kick Ass 2, Supercrooks and more. But The Secret Service just shot to the top for me with the announcement that legendary actor Mark Hamill may star and Matthew Vaughn is currently writing the script.
Here's what Mark Millar had to say about the project-
"This all started when Matthew Vaughn and I were talking about 'Casino Royale' a couple of years back in the pub between breaks on 'Kick-Ass.' We loved the movie, but wondered why they didn't do all the stuff where he learned how to be James Bond. We've both got a couple of friends in special forces, both here and in the US, and even the real life training, without any artistic license, is really incredible set-piece stuff. If you ramp it up a little, it makes for some incredible scenes in a comic and in a movie. 'The Secret Service' is about a number of things, but one of the central thrusts is about a young, wayward hoodie kid from North London learning how to be James Bond.
"This education of a 21st Century super-spy forms the structure of the story. I can't give too much away because Matthew Vaughn and I co-conceived the thing with Dave, and Vaughn is literally right now writing the screenplay of the movie, so we're on a non-disclosure agreement for a little while yet. But basically, if I had to say anything else about it, I would say that this is our version of S.H.I.E.L.D. or U.N.C.L.E. or any of those brilliant super-spy concepts, but seen through that skewed perspective we brought to superheroes in 'Kick-Ass.' It feels very, very fresh. I don't think there's ever been a comic like this and all three of us are very excited about it. I've wanted to work with Dave since I was sixteen, so it had to be something big"
Presumably, Hamill would be playing the older spy who trains the younger, James Bond-like character. Although, at this point, we all know that Mark Hamill plays a pretty damn good villain, so that's also a possibility. Hit the link for more details including a preview of the comic, over at CBR.
UPDATE: I was just informed by Millar himself, that Hamill won't necessarily be the 'star' in the film but that he will have a pivotal role and that the two leads will be British."
Running Time: Unknown
Release Date: Unknown
MPAA Rating: Unknown
Starring: Mark Hamil [rumored]
Directed by: Unknown
Written by: Matthew Vaughn
Produced by: Mark Millar, Matthew Vaughn
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