I didn’t know it was directed by Matthew Vaughn. I thought he was a producer.
Well he was presenting the idea to Sony (I think it was Sony) and he kept going back to discuss it with them. Guy Ritchie was set to direct, but then he changed his mind during a later stage and opted to direct Revolver. Well on a susequent meeting with Sony bosses, they asked him now that Ritchie had dropped out, who was going to direct?. The only thing he could say was “I’ll direct” and they accepted.