Matthew Vaughn considers helming American Jesus

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Fresh off their collaboration on Kick-Ass, filmmaker Matthew Vaughn and comics creator Mark Millar are in talks to reteam for another comic-book adaptation, Millar's American Jesus, which centers on the return of Christ in the modern world, leading to a final confrontation with the Antichrist in a bid to save humanity, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Vaughn is eyeing the project as his directing vehicle, which would be produced by Vaughn and his Marv Films partner, Kris Thykier, and financed independently in the same manner as Kick-Ass, the trade paper reported.

The book, made with artist Peter Gross, originally appeared as a three-issue miniseries in 2006 with the title Chosen. When Millar, one of the top writers in the comics field, decided to continue the story as a trilogy of miniseries, the overarching title became American Jesus. The second installment is subtitled "The Resurrection" and is due out in the fall.

A summer start is being eyed, though Vaughn also is developing another project with Millar, a still-in-the-works action movie.