He's not even finished in the editing booth for 'X-Men: First Class,' but director Matthew Vaughn ('Layer Cake,' 'Kick-Ass') has let it be known that he's got his eye on a very intriguing superhero project ... one that sounds a little like 'Watchmen' meets 'Red,' truth be told. The filmmaker's wonderfully cool idea is to cast the likes of Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty and Clint Eastwood as retired superheroes who must help their grandkids save the world -- because their parents have screwed everything up.
The concept actually comes from UK television pundit Jonathan Ross, who is as sharp, smart and amusing as he is a gigantic comic book nerd. Deadline indicates that Mr. Ross' book, entitled 'The Golden Age,' has yet to be published, but already this idea sounds like a big, fat winner. That's all the early info we have so far, but given that Mr. Vaughn went off and bankrolled 'Kick-Ass' outside the Hollywood system, we're betting the man has enough passion to pull this project off as well. (Fingers crossed.)