It’s pretty likely that this article is late. Following on the heels of (at least eight of) our competitors. That’s because we believe that the interesting part of the interview this article comes from is the rest of it.
Frankly, reporting about Mark Millar’s next project, one we’ve already written about seems pointless. We like Millar as much as the next site. In fact, we like him more, but as a film site, any comic book news isn’t so much out of date, as never made it into date.
We are, however, behind his projects. For this reason, we’re giving you the following news on his/Vaughn’s Superspy/Untitled project Q: What about that Superspy thing that you were doing with Mark Millar? At one point he was associating you with that.
MV: I co-created it with him.
Q: Are you still involved in that?
Q: Will we hear more soon?
MV: The weird thing is, we came up with a great plot, and great characters, and it’s weird, because I’m telling it to my kids every night. What I do is tell a story to my kids and see what they react to or not. The Superspy thing, I don’t like the name, I don’t know where he came up with that shitty name, but it’s the tone I haven’t figured out yet. I rang up Mark, and said, ‘I’ve got this idea. You know what you did for Kick-Ass, why don’t we do this for spy movies?’ and we both came up with characters which are cool, but the problem is, I cannot decide which way to go. I could make a really great kid’s film, but I don’t want to be spy kids, or I could make it really hardcore. You know how Kick-Ass did sort of fall between, is this a kid’s movie, or is this an adult’s film or neither?’ That’s the problem I have with the Superspy thing, because the plot is great, and the characters are great, but tone is important, and we haven’t figured out the tone of it yet.
Q: Is it next?
MV: Right now I want three or four months doing nothing, then I’ll start thinking about movies. I’m just burnt out at the moment, so the idea of getting back behind the camera, right now for the first time ever is not exciting me. But we’ll see.