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KICK-ASS director Matthew Vaughn picks up rights to Max Barry’s upcoming novel ‘Lexicon’

Joshua Brunsting

May 31st, 2012

With his last two films, KICK-ASS and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS being both critical and box office hits, you’d imagine that director Matthew Vaughn could do whatever the hell he’d like to for his next project. And apparently that’s just the case.

He’s currently scheduled to direct the FIRST CLASS sequel, but with only a producer credit on KICK-ASS 2, his slate is rather open. He has the rights to two more Mark Millar comics, The Secret Service and Superior, as well as a film about aging superheroes that’s appeared to be dead in the water. However, we can add yet another project, as according to Deadline, he’s picked up the rights to Max Barry’s upcoming novel, Lexicon.

The story follows “a secret persuasion society that builds and deploys worlds as weapons,” and is slated to hit bookshelves next year. That all said, don’t get your hopes up that we’ll be seeing it soon. While this is the most recently discussed film on Vaughn’s slate of projects, it’s also likely the furthest off. FIRST CLASS 2 is on its way relatively soon, and knowing Vaughn and his relationship with Millar, you can imagine that the other two comics he has optioned are going to take precedence.

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