Matthew Vaughn to pick up Jonathan Ross’s Golden Age
When he’s not lisping about recent films or getting himself into trouble with his employers, the loveable-cad Jonathan Ross enjoys writing his own comics (or ‘graphic novel’ if you’re over the age of 16 and want to have a girlfriend). If you haven’t read Turf (neither have I), apparently it’s a fairly decent effort – set in new York in 1929, with Vampires mixing things up during the prohibition. A new work is on its way, titled The Golden Age, and word has it that Matthew Vaughn (who most likely came across Ross’s work via his wife Jane Goldman, screen writer for Kick Ass and X-Men: First Class) is interested in making a film adaptation.
The Golden Age is set to follow a group of retired superheroes who decide to step in and help their grandchildren after the middle generation go and muck up the world (take that, 40-somethings). Following the success (I use the term loosely) of Red and The Expendables, Vaughn (according to Deadline.com) is apparently keen to see some ageing actors have a crack at some superhero roles. “You have these great star names and they’re mainly playing supporting roles now. I want to give them the lead again and let them have some fun.” Sounds a bit like Pixar’s The Incredibles if you ask me. No one ever does though…