Matthew Vaughn Takes Lexicon

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Though the novel won’t be released until mid-2013, X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn has purchased the rights to Max Barry’s upcoming novel, Lexicon.

“[‘Lexicon’] is about a secret persuasion society that builds and deploys words as weapons,” Barry writes on his official site. “The people who wield these words are known as poets; the story centers around a young woman who is recruited into their ranks, and the man she falls in love with. Which you are not allowed to do, as a poet. I could explain why, but I’m not going to. Just trust me.”

Vaughn himself has plans to write and direct the big screen adaptation, though he’ll first produce Kick-Ass 2 and will direct the still-untitled First Class sequel, tentatively planned to shoot in January of 2013.

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