For those who haven't heard of/read any of 'The Secret Service' - it's a Mark Millar/Dave Gibbons comic book that borrows heavily (some might say wholesale) from Bond lore. To give an example the opening scene is a rip-off of TSWLM intro, albeit with a twist and a very funny twist at that. It concerns a Bond-esque character who recruits his down and out nephew to join the service. His nephew is a street kid who lives in Peckham (from memory) with a mother, his siblings and her abusive partner. It's typical Millar fare that was co-created with Matthew Vaughn, whom it now looks likely will direct it.
Now, I raise the question for a few reasons.
1. The comic is so heavily influenced by Bond that huge comparisons can be drawn, particularly visually.
2. It has the ability to undermine Bond as it is not an out and out p*ss take ala Powers - despite it having Moore-esque outrageousness.
3. Vaughn is down to direct - a name that has cropped up numerous times re.Bond. He'll add a certain weight to the style of this film, think 21st century Roger Moore Bond.
While all this is theoretical I just wondered what other opinions people have. Both those who have and haven't read it. Does it really have the potential to carve into the Bondiverse? Will all the Craig haters come out of the shadows with the promise of a Spy film involving amphibious vehicles and epic villains lairs?
Here's a brief article outlining why Vaughn quit X-Men to do The Secret Service....