Marvel's and Fox Studios have created themselves a cozy little working partnership in the past year, with Millar having apparently become Fox's go-to nerd consultant. Now, the studio has apparently returned the favor with Deadline reporting that 20th Century Fox has picked up the distribution rights for the Millar and Dave Gibbons comic book series Kingsman: The Secret Service after it dropped Universal Pictures.
Director (X-Men: First Class) will be jumping to the helm as his next project and has already completed the script with collaborator . The series, which is said to follow the comic book closely, will feature a cameo appearance by as himself, much like the series.
Below is the plot summary of the series, which was featured in seven parts:
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!
Fox has just set the release date for The Secret Service for November 14th, 2014, which means it will be sandwiched between 's Interstellar and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. That's some stiff competition, but I've no doubt comic book fans will rally and make this movie a success, especially if Millar is involved.
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