According to the Hollywood Reporter, Coling Firth is currently in talks to join and star in the big screen adaptation of the Mark Millar comic book series, “The Secret Service.” Matthew Vaughn, who also adapted the Millar comic series “Kick-Ass” has co-written the screenplay with Jane Goldman and will also direct and produce the project through his MARV Films banner.
“The Secret Service” was illustrated by Dave Gibbons and written by Millar. The story follows a British secret agent who recruits and begins to train his rebellious nephew. Firth is in talks to play the “Uncle” role and Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson was desired for the nephew role but is unavailable. There has been no word yet on who is in talks for that role.
Millar also previously confirmed that he and Vaughn want Mark Hamill to appear as himself, as he does in the comic. Though it has not been confirmed yet on whether this will happen.
The Secret Service film is set to begin production in August. It is expected to hit theaters on November 14, 2014.
Millar is also known for his other work which includes The Authority, The Ultimates, Marvel Knights Spider-Man, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Civil War, Wanted, and Kick-Ass, the latter two of which have been adapted into feature films. In August 2007, he won the Stan Lee award at Wizardworld in Chicago.