Jonathan Ross’ comic being adapted by Matthew Vaughn

'X Men: First Class' director set for new project

Matthew Vaughn is developing an adaptation of The Golden Age, a graphic novel written by Jonathan Ross.

The comic was created by TV presenter Ross and Tommy Lee Edward. It tells the story of retired superheroes in an old people’s home coming back to duty to help out their grandchildren when their kids screw up the planet.

Deadline.com reports that Vaughn is currently in talks with studios about the project, and has some executives close to agreeing to fund the film.

Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty are rumoured to be potentially featuring in it.

Vaughn said: “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.”

The director is currently racing to finish X-Men: First Class. Ross‘ wife Jane Goldman wrote the script for Vaughn‘s 2010 superhero movie Kick-Ass.