The Hollywood Reporter mentioned late yesterday that Vaughn is looking to direct "American Jesus" as his next project. The comic was originally published as a three issue mini-series in 2004 called "Chosen." Millar has decided to continue the story (the second arc will be "The Resurretion" this fall) and the overall title will be "American Jesus." The original synopsis is as follows:
Imagine you’re twelve years old and suddenly discover that you’re the returned Jesus Christ. You can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk again, and perhaps even raise the dead. What do you do, what does your family do, and how does it affect you knowing that you’re destined to grow up and take part in a conflict that people have been waiting almost two thousand years for?
The movie will be funded independently (as "Kick-Ass" was). You can bet that there will be some individuals that will not be too happy about this movie. I did buy the first issue. Surprisingly, I still have it in my nightstand. I never got the second or third issue for some reason. Can't remember if the second was delayed and I just missed it. I was always curious to see how it ended. It just slipped from my mind. Now I have an excuse to track down the other issues.