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.

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.