X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn has optioned Max Barry's new thriller novel Lexicon. The director plans on directing, financing and writing the adaption for the film.
Matthew Vaughn Planning Lexicon
The novel follows a secret society that builds and launches words as weapons with members called poets. The story revolves two poet lovers who are in a forbidden relationship.
The director decided to take on the project after recieving a advanced copy of the Max Barry novel. He is also working on Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall.
This project is still in early development.