Matthew Vaughn Praises “American Jesus”

Director Matthew Vaughn (“Stardust,” “Layer Cake”) is eyeing “American Jesus”, another adaptation of a comic by “Wanted” author Mark Millar, as his next film says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story centers on the return of Christ in the modern world, leading to a final confrontation with the Antichrist in a bid to save humanity.

The comic began life as a three-issue mini-series in 2006 entitled “Chosen”. That plan was exapnded into a trilogy of mini-series with the second, “The Resurrection”, being released this Fall.

Vaughn is presently in post-production on a Nicolas Cage-led film version of Millar’s “Kick Ass”. Like that film, it’s likely this one will be financed independently.

The pair are also developing a still unannounced action film project.