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Millar On Kick Ass 2, "Jesus" And More

February 21, 2012

Comic creator Mark Millar  told Scotland’s Daily Report that the sequel to 2010’s Kick-Ass will go into production this Summer–despite there having been no news about the project for months…

We shoot Kick-Ass 2 and American Jesus this summer. Then Matthew and I have Secret Service, which is a neddy James Bond.”

Matthew seems to imply that original Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn was also involved– perhaps as a producer since he announced in January that he would be directing the next as yet Untitled X-Men Sequel.

KA 2 has no director or original stars Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, or Christopher Mintz-Plasse  lined up, and film’s studio, Lionsgate, has made no announcements comfirming when or if the film might go into production.

On American Jesus, Millar said that the film would be a straightforward, respectful take on the idea of a modern-day Jesus, despite his penchant for irreverent smashes on otherwise conventional material.

A lot of people are surprised because much of my work is irreverent and expect the same with American Jesus,” Millar said. “But I want it to be a beautiful film. A film about the returned Jesus Christ has amazing artistic potential. Jesus shows up in the middle of the financial crisis, America is in turmoil and the Eurozone is collapsing. They are quite apocalyptic times that we are living in with the gap between rich and poor.”

It is the reverse of The Omen, which is about a kid who finds out he is the anti-Christ. This is a kid who finds out he is Jesus Christ.”

As for Secret Service is another project Millar described it as “My Fair Lady meets James Bond. We came up with this idea of a wee ned who becomes a gentleman spy, ditching his trainers for his Savile Row suits and being taught how to speak properly. I am halfway through the comic and Matthew and I are halfway through the script.”

Millar said that he and Vaughn are contemplating actors for Service right now, but no roles are cast.

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