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Matthew Vaughn to Write and Direct New Language Thriller 'Lexicon'

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May 31, 2012
Source: Deadline

Matthew Vaughn

Last year's X-Men: First Class was one of the most pleasant superhero surprises of recent years, and despite an insanely quick production schedule, most of the credit to its coherence and success goes to co-writer and director Matthew Vaughn. Now, Deadline reports that Vaughn is looking beyond the world of comic books and toward novel adaptations, taking on writing and directing duties for Lexicon, based on Max Barry's upcoming book. The modern story follows a female member of an ancient secret society that uses words to convince others to do their bidding, but she breaks the group's number one rule by falling in love.

Sounds like a cool project, possibly something in the same vein as Christian Bale's Equilibrium. Though he's only directed four films, Vaughn has established himself as one of the most vibrant filmmakers in the industry right now. He's got an X-Men: First Class sequel in the works right now, so Lexicon will come a bit further down the line, but I'll be interested to see him step out of the brightly colored worlds he's created in his last three movies and take on something that sounds a bit darker. Having a female protagonist will be a new challenge, too, but Vaughn is just as impressive with a pen in his hand as he is with a bullhorn (directors still use those, right?) and we'll have to wait for a couple of years to see how this one shakes out.

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  • Ehsan Davodi
    X-Men : First Class was Cool without doubt but for me was Just Another X-Men with bunch of new characters and either old ones , my argument with Matthew Vaughn is Kick-Ass was Surprisingly Incredible Spectacular Hypnotic Action Flick. Kick-Ass deserve more than One Movie and more pay attention from his subtle masterful director, bad thing is he promise he would make sequel but he made delay on project and then said not directing sequel just producing! Just shame! I hate dispromising ! Man must stay on his words! Ok I'm moviegoer, I continue seeing his works but He must at least Get Credibility To Kick-Ass Sequel with producing even, if Kick-Ass sequel fail I Blame Him
  • Lebowski
    Ehsan, you are the best. 
    • Ehsan Davodi
      You more sir

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