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Matthew Vaughn Options LEXICON

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Matthew Vaughn Options LEXICON

MatthewVaughn Australian author Max Barry is a contemporary Australian author specializes in eerily prescient corporate satire who also maintains a blog on various topics, including writing, marketing and politics. Barry has published four novels to date: Syrup, Jennifer Government, Company and Machine. His new thriller novel to be released early next year is called Lexus. X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn put up his own money to option Lexicon. Vaughn is reportedly writing the script to direct. Barry’s second novel Jennifer Government was also optioned once by Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney’s company Section Eight Productions that because of the closure of Section 8 the film rights to Jennifer Government had been returned to him and the future of the film adaptation is unknown, though the IMDB reports a 2012 release date for the film. Max_Barry_Comapny I hope this new one won’t stay in a state of production limbo as it was previous. The novel follows a secret society where words are the real weapon as they’re used by some of the most powerful persuaders out there, members called poets. However, the story revolves two poet lovers who are in a forbidden relationship and try to break from the society. Vaughn is currently preparing to direct the sequel to X-Men: First Class in early 2013. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEN10axDJtA[/youtube]

Book trailer for Machine Man by Max Barry

 Source: Deadline
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