It seems like Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn is lining up yet another new comic book film project. There’s no doubt this guys having a blast making these movies. Kick-Ass hasn’t even been released yet here in the states, but he’s already talking about a Kick-Ass sequel, another film based on the Valiant comic Bloodshot, and now the latest comic book film his name’s been attached to is called Turf.
Turf comes from Images Comics and was created by Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards. The comic is described as a hard boiled noir crime thriller with girls, guns, fangs and aliens. Here’s a description of the story.
New York, 1929. The height of prohibition. The cops turn a blind eye while the mobs run the city, dealing in guns, girls and illegal liquor. But the arrival of the mysterious Dragonmir Family from Eastern Europe with more of a taste for blood then booze co-incides with a series of brutal attacks on the gangsters themselves. As the gangs fall before the fangs, only handful of mobsters survive. But an unlikely alliance formed between tough guy Eddie Falco and a character from a LONG way from New York City - a long way from Earth in fact - offers the humans a glimmer of hope. As the strong willed young reporter Susie Dale from the Gotham Herald tries to survive in the middle of the maelstrom, and an ancient prophecy unfolds, no one can guess who's going to win the battle for this particular slice of Turf.
Sounds like it could make for a pretty faun and exciting film. Ross did an interview with The Guardian over the weekend and it’s there he revealed Vaughn’s involvement with the project.
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.
Apparently Ross is married to Kick-Ass screenwriters and producer Jane Goldman, who reportedly introduced Vaughn to Mark Millar before being involved with adapting his comic to the screen.
You can read more about Ross and Edwards on their new comic over at The Guardian.
What do you think the Vaughn possibly directing the comic book adaptation?