Vaughn Wants To Tackle Retired Superheroes In <i>The Golden Age</i>

Matthew Vaughn, who in August declared that superhero movies are being mined to death, apparently wants to dig just a little deeper.

The director of Kick-Ass and the upcoming X-Men: First Class tells Deadline a major Hollywood studio is interested in funding his next big a project -- a superhero movie based on a yet-to-be-published comic by TV host Jonathan Ross, writer of the Image miniseries Turf.

Called The Golden Age, the comic is set in a retirement home for superheroes, a premise reminiscent of Welcome to Tranquility, the WildStorm series by Gail Simone and Neil Googe.

Vaughn, who points to the success of The Expendables and RED as proof that there's an audience for older action heroes, says he wants to move quickly to get actors attached to the project. It's uncertain whether he'll direct The Golden Age and whether his frequent collaborator, and Ross' wife, Jane Goldman will write the screenplay.

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