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Matthew Vaughn is going after the over 60 crowd for Golden Age

02.16.2011
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Matthew Vaughn said this back in August about big-budget superheroes, "It's been mined to death and in some cases the quality control is not what it's supposed to be. People are just going to get bored of it." While this next project may not involve "big-budget" superheroes, he wants it to involve big-budget actors and a big-budget studio is already all over it.

Vaughn wants to do an adaptation of The Golden Age which is a yet to be released comic written by Jonathan Ross. Ross who once hosted the BBC chat show, Friday Night also happens to be a huge comic buff. He wrote the vampires versus gangsters comic called Turf which is also looking to be made into a film. Golden Age deals with a retirement home where superheroes end up. These retired superheroes aim to help their grandchildren with their middle-aged parents screw up the world.

With the success of RED and THE EXPENDABLES, Vaughn has already started a wish list of actors that he wants for the project. His ideal cast involves people like Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, and Warren Beatty. He said this about his choices, “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.” So SPACE COWBOYS wasn't fun?

It is not certain whether Jane Goldman who is Vaughn's partner and Ross' wife will write on the script for this one. It's also unknown if Vaughn will direct, he may only produce on this one. Vaughn did not indicate which studio was interested in the project.

Eastwood, Nicholson, and Beatty? That sounds like a damn dream. If they actually signed up I'd go see it. Can we add Donald Sutherland and Tommy Lee Jones? Can Jeremy Irons be the villain? Just so many ideas pop into my head...

Extra Tidbit: Has anyone read Ross' Turf?
Source: Deadline

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1:19PM on 02/17/2011

hasn't Eastwood retired from acting?

I thought he announced Gran Torino would be his last acting gig.

Sounds great though, i look forward to hearing more.

And although he would have been PERFECT for the role of Batman many moons ago, people must remember he's he's 81, there's no way he'll be swinging about in a pair of tights/latex bodysuit in a Dark Knight Returns movie.
I thought he announced Gran Torino would be his last acting gig.

Sounds great though, i look forward to hearing more.

And although he would have been PERFECT for the role of Batman many moons ago, people must remember he's he's 81, there's no way he'll be swinging about in a pair of tights/latex bodysuit in a Dark Knight Returns movie.
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11:54AM on 02/17/2011
Got excited for a minute...thought he was going to adapt James Robinson's mini-series about DC's golden age heroes.
Got excited for a minute...thought he was going to adapt James Robinson's mini-series about DC's golden age heroes.
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11:53AM on 02/17/2011
Got excited for a minute...thought he was going to adapt James Robinson's mini-series about DC's golden age heroes.
Got excited for a minute...thought he was going to adapt James Robinson's mini-series about DC's golden age heroes.
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10:36AM on 02/17/2011
The project sounds decent. That cast wish list sounds amazing. He lands that cast, he gets my butt in a seat at the theater for sure!
The project sounds decent. That cast wish list sounds amazing. He lands that cast, he gets my butt in a seat at the theater for sure!
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7:05AM on 02/17/2011
If Eastwood was to do any superhero movie, I'd like to see him as an old Bruce Wayne in a live action version of Batman Beyond. Frankly, what Vaughn is suggesting sounds an awful lot like the old DC graphic novel Kingdom Come. Only instead of the kids running amok, he has the middle-aged parents doing it.
If Eastwood was to do any superhero movie, I'd like to see him as an old Bruce Wayne in a live action version of Batman Beyond. Frankly, what Vaughn is suggesting sounds an awful lot like the old DC graphic novel Kingdom Come. Only instead of the kids running amok, he has the middle-aged parents doing it.
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10:44PM on 02/16/2011
Just the idea of bringing Warren Beatty back could be enough. I seriously never thought he'd take the back seat like he has for the last few years. I'm fairly certain Eastwood won't do it, but there are a lot more actors in that age bracket that would be beyond awesome to assemble together. Seriously, just about any actor with name recognition over 70 is a potential big name, for no better reason than they've been around long enough for people to remember them.
Just the idea of bringing Warren Beatty back could be enough. I seriously never thought he'd take the back seat like he has for the last few years. I'm fairly certain Eastwood won't do it, but there are a lot more actors in that age bracket that would be beyond awesome to assemble together. Seriously, just about any actor with name recognition over 70 is a potential big name, for no better reason than they've been around long enough for people to remember them.
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8:16PM on 02/16/2011
I think it sounds great. And that cast would be ideal.
I think it sounds great. And that cast would be ideal.
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7:34PM on 02/16/2011

Remember Original Gangstas?

Don't screw with these peoples' awsome legacies. It's bad enough that nicholson did The Bucket List after The Departed. Let's face it. Neither Red nor The Expendables were nearly as awesome as their casts.
Don't screw with these peoples' awsome legacies. It's bad enough that nicholson did The Bucket List after The Departed. Let's face it. Neither Red nor The Expendables were nearly as awesome as their casts.
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7:20PM on 02/16/2011
If ideal casts include Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty, I'm game.
If ideal casts include Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty, I'm game.
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