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):

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.