Mark Millar, creator of graphic novels "Kick-Ass" and "Wanted" confirmed that following Matthew Vaughn's direction of the "X-Men: First Class" sequel for Fox, he will next direct Millar's "The Secret Service", about an aggresive 'London rioter' hand-picked by 'MI6' to be a spy.
"...Hopeless street punk 'Jake' is faced with a stark choice: continue along his current path of crime and desperation leading him toward an unpleasant end in the gutter, or follow the instruction of his uncle as he tries to hone Jake's violent tendencies and get him accepted into the ranks of the 'British Secret Service'. As Jake tries to make it through his uncle's training program, they will face a tragedy involving an entire town, a dark secret hidden inside 'Mount Everest' and the kidnapping of 'Mark Hamill'..."
"Matthew (Vaughn) and I have 'The Secret Service', which is a nerdy 'James Bond', " said Millar. "We came up with this idea of a wee nerd who becomes a gentleman spy, ditching his trainers for suits and being taught how to speak properly. The reason he gets chosen is that a guy like that is disposable. I am a massive 'Bond' fan and 'Secret Service' is like 'My Fair Lady' meets 'James Bond'.
"There is a good role for a 50-something actor to play an older gentleman spy training this young kid. There are not a lot of tough actors in that age group but you would never believe Colin Firth or Hugh Grant in a fight scene. We are bouncing names around."