Ross comic to be made into film?
Published 18/02/2011 | 12:11
Jonathan Ross is to follow in the footsteps of his wife Jane Goldman by bringing superheroes to the big screen.
Director Matthew Vaughn, who collaborated with Jane on hit films Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class, is aiming to make a film based on a forthcoming graphic novel series written by film and comic buff Jonathan.
Matthew told influential film blog Deadline that a major Hollywood studio had shown interest in The Golden Age - and he was hoping to cast Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty in the film. It is to be based on Jonathan's forthcoming books of the same name.
Confirming his potential movie involvement, former BBC Film host Jonathan posted a message on Twitter saying: "Matthew talking to several studios but we have firm offer from one. I have plotted the first ten books. Going to be fun."
The story is said to be about superheroes who come out of retirement to help their grandchildren save the world.
Matthew told Deadline The Golden Age would continue in the vein of recent films The Expendables and Red.
"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," he said.
Since leaving the BBC last year, Jonathan has published a series of comic books called Turf, set in Prohibition-era New York.