Matt Wavish first posted about Matthew Vaughn’s new film a while back. The director is reuniting with his Kick-Ass writers Jane Goldman [screenplay] and Mark Millar [graphic novel] for Kingsman: The Secret Service [formerly just titled The Secret Service]. It’s all about a spy organisation that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training programme just as a global threat emerges. The kid, played by Taron Egerton, is groomed by his uncle [Colin Firth], while Michael Caine, as the head of the organisation, and Samuel L. Jackson, as the chief villain, also lead the cast.
I’m not aware of the graphic novel, but Kick-Ass [though not so much the sequel] was a blast and Vaughn, who in my opinion also made the best X-Men movie, seems to be pretty good at whatever genre he does. Said Vaughn to Entertainemnt Weekly:
“We missed all the spy movies we loved as kids, whether it was Bond or In Like Flint. They had a sense of humour as well as being a thriller. With Kingsman, we’re subversing the spy movie genre as we know it.”
Twentieth Century Fox have just released a poster and a trailer for the film, which opens in UK cinemas on October 17th 2014.