Matthew Vaughn, the man behind such hits like Layer Cake, Kingsman, Kick-Ass, and many more, is setting up a new studio to be called Marv Studios and has already laying down the groundwork for future projects.
With the help of his current is production company Marv, Vaughn is planning a reboot of the Kick-Ass series to be set at Marv Studios, which Vaughn himself describes as “the modern version of what a studio can be”. Vaughn isn’t releasing too many details about the reboot just yet, but has hinted at the possibility that Patience Lee, an African-American single mother who’s taken on the vigilante mantle, could be the focus of the new saga. All he said was “We’re going to reboot Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl. Look what Mark Millar is doing with the comic for clues.”
Another property Vaughn plans to expand on with his new studio is the Kingsman franchise. While the already announced third film in the Kingsman trilogy will send the end of the Harry Hart-Eggsy relationship, the British filmmaker is planning a spin-off to be titled Kingsman: The Great Game that will explore the spy organization in the early 1900s. Kingsman: The Great Game and Kingsman 3 will be filmed back to back. The franchise is also apparently set to include an eight-hour Kingsman TV show as well as a Statesman film that will follow the adventures of the American counterparts.
Marv Studios will also co-produce the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman for Paramount that will star Taron Egerton and will be directed by Dexter Fletcher that Vaughn says will be “the first R-rated musical with drugs, sex, rock’n’roll”.
For more info on Vaughn and his plans for Marv Studios, look out for his full interview in Empire, which will hit shelves sometime next week.
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