Hey folks, Harry here... my former online nemesis... Mark Millar, has been speaking with the DAILY REPORT out of Scotland and making a whole lot of statements regarding a slate of Millar-y projects that are apparently about to happen.
"We shoot KICK-ASS 2 & AMERICAN JESUS this summer. Then Matthew (Vaughn) and I have SECRET SERVICE, which is a neddy JAMES BOND."
Well... this is all very curious - because it has been announced that Vaughn was going to be helming the next X-MEN film, which continues in some manner, the cast of X-MEN FIRST CLASS and moves forward. We don't know if X-MEN would necessarily keep him from directing KICK ASS 2 this summer, but I think we all figure that it is probably assured that it would. They're pounding out the script for the X-MEN sequel, and you can bet that FOX would like that sooner rather than later. BUT - could Vaughn slip a KICK-ASS 2 in there?
Then there's AMERICAN JESUS, which Millar describes as being "the reverse of THE OMEN"
SECRET SERVICE apparently is about a London Rioter, who gets handpicked to become a Secret Agent - and is described as being like MY FAIR LADY & JAMES BOND. That project is about halfway through the scripting stage. Click over to the DAILY REPORT for the whole interview, it's a fascinating interview where Millar talks about his desire to pump up Scotland and to not fly to Hollywood to do the dog & pony show.
Millar is doing it his way, and frankly, that's the only way to go. I'm going to do a little digging on this story to see what I can find, but as far as I can see - this sounds like nothing but good news.