Matthew Vaughn May Adapt Jonathan Ross' Comic 'Turf' Next

April 12, 2010
Source: The Guardian

Jonathan Ross' Turf

With the much buzzed Kick-Ass making its way to theaters this weekend (watch the trailer if you haven't), everyone is already wondering what director/producer Matthew Vaughn will do next. We just heard that he might be onboard to direct an adaptation of the 90's comic Bloodshot, but there may be another comic book adaptation lined up instead as UK's The Guardian talked with one of Britain's most famous, Jonathan Ross, who not only hosts a popular talk show and has hosted the BAFTA's for a few years, but has written a comic book called Turf, a crime thriller with aliens and vampires that might just be Vaughn's next project.

Apparently issue #1 just went on sale this week and is already on its second printing run, as the first 20,000 copies sold out on pre-orders alone. If you haven't heard about this series, here's the full official synopsis:

Set in Prohibition-era New York, TURF offers a twist on the hard boiled crime thriller, adds vampires and aliens to the traditional mix of booze, broads and bullets as it chronicles the eruption of a vengeful gang war between booze-smuggling mobsters and the blood thirsty Dragonmir Family. As an ancient prophecy unfolds amidst the maelstrom of violence, the entire city is engulfed by the brutal conflict and the only glimmer of hope is an unlikely alliance between tough guy Eddie Falco and a stranger from another world.

In referencing the series and Vaughn's involvement, The Guardian states that "there will be five further issues, a hardback collection and, if all goes to plan, a Turf movie made by Matthew Vaughn the producer of Ross's wife's current hit comic-book film Kick-Ass." Sounds pretty frickin' cool to me, and can only be better if Vaughn is indeed going to be involved in the adaptation. However, since Vaughn's mention of his work on Kick-Ass only mentions him as producer, despite the fact that he also directed the film, perhaps that's all he would do for the project. Since he doesn't yet have another project officially lined up, I'd say either or both are possibilities. Do you think Matthew Vaughn should direct Bloodshot or Turf?

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I think he should start working on a Kick-Ass sequel since I REALLY enjoyed the movie (premiered here in Sweden a few days ago), but both Bloodshot and Turf sound like fun projects. Make sure to see Kick-Ass guys, it's the most fun I've had in a movie theatre since seeing Inglorious Basterds last year. Lots of humor and violence, great story and some good acting.

Andreas Climent on Apr 12, 2010


Since his radio and tv shows are coming to an end it would be good for Ross to get this developed, he is a big film and comic geek so I would hope it would turn out pretty good. My first introduction to a lot of odd films was through 'The Incredibly Strange Film Show' that he used to present when I was a kid. Ross made a good documentary about Steve Ditko a few years back that is worth watching too.

Crapola on Apr 12, 2010


Turf issue one was incredible. It's been a while since I've been so captivated by a fictional world. It absolutely has the potential to be an awesome movie.

Garrett on Apr 12, 2010


Would be great to see this directed by Vaughn. The documentary Ross made about Steve Ditko can be found here and as Crapola says, definitely worth watching.

Bash on Apr 12, 2010


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Bash on Apr 12, 2010


Kick Ass is an Awesome film and I look forward to whatever Vaughn wants to make next.

last son on Apr 12, 2010

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