Mark Millar and Matthew Vaughn adapting The Secret Service

Mark Millar releases the first issue of his latest genre-busting comic-book The Secret Service tomorrow, and he’s already planning to convert the series into a film with Kick-Ass cohort Matthew Vaughn.

Millar has penned the series, and the artwork is provided is Dave Watchmen Gibbons. The story (concocted by Millar and Vaughn, who gets a co-creator and co-plotter credit), sees a London rioter trained to become a superspy (Millar calls it “James Bond meets My Fair Lady ”).

So it’s safe to presume that The Secret Service will do for 007-types what Kick-Ass did for superheroes. Which sounds like a pretty mouthwatering prospect to us…

The opening sequence of the first issue has been revealed online at The Hollywood Reporter , and it sees Mark Hamill rescued from a Swiss hideout, although the mission doesn’t go quite to plan. Let’s just say M probably wouldn’t approve.

Check out a few panels below (and head to THR for the full preview):

If that’s whet your appetite, you’ll be pleased to know that Millar told us that he is about halfway through the book, with Vaughn approximately the same way through the screenplay. And they're hoping to rope in Hamill for a movie cameo.

More on this one as we get it!


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