Matthew Vaughn's Secret Service Gets Colin Firth
Colin Firth won an Acadmey Award back in 2010 for The King's Speech.
Secret Service is adapted from the Mark Millar comic book of the same name that sees a young man who grew up in a rough section in London get recruited by his Uncle into a British spy school that churns out suave, sophisticated gentlemen-agent types in the 007 mold.
THR has it that Colin Firth will play the Uncle.
Secret Service looks to have a 2014 release and may also feature Mark Hamill and Ridley Scott as they were included in the comic book as themselves.
Here's the full description for the Secret Service comic book from Amazon:
From the writer of Kick-Ass and the artist of Watchmen comes a collaboration decades in the making! The world's greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the end of the world as know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next James Bond? meanwhile, what's the secret link between a series of kidnapped sci-fi stars, the murder of an entire town, and a dark secret from inside Mount Everest? Under Uncle Jack's supervision, Gary's spy skills and confidence blossom--but when the duo learn what's behind the celebrity kidnappings, the knowledge comes at a price. The conspiracy begins to unravel, but who can be trusted when so many prominent figures seem to be involved? It's a must-be-seen-to-be-believed action spectacle!