UPDATE: Box Office Mojo is now reporting that 20th Century Fox has dated Matthew Vaughn's The Secret Service for November 14, 2014.

After handing the reins of X-Men: Days of Future Past over to Bryan Singer, serving as a producer on Kick-Ass 2, and setting up a position behind the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot as a producer, it looks like Matthew Vaughn is finally ready to get back into the director's chair.

Deadline is reporting that the 20th Century Fox has picked up distribution rights to the British filmmaker's adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbon's comic series The Secret Service with plans to have the movie in theaters by 2014. Vaughn first became attached to the project all the way back in 2011, shortly after the release of First Class, but now it looks as though the film is finally ready to move forward and the website says that production will be starting up in August.

Adapted by the director and his writing partner Jane Goldman, the drama centers on a veteran secret agent who is tasked with training his young nephew while trying to solve a case involving missing sci-fi stars, the murder of every single person in a small town, and a dark secret involving Mount Everest. Vaughn and Goldman have been working together for years now, and in addition to co-writing X-Men: First Class also worked on the scripts for both Kick-Ass and Stardust.

Since making his feature directorial debut with Layer Cake in 2004 - which also happened to introduce the masses to future James Bond Daniel Craig - Vaughn has established himself as a very exciting filmmaker - and thus we can't wait to see what he does with The Secret Service.

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