20th Century has released a trailer for the third film in the Kingsman series – the independent intelligence agency’s origin story, The King’s Man.
The film – which features a genuine global conspiracy – may be a period piece (one of the villains is the legendary Russian mystic, Rasputin) but it’s as irreverent and action packed the previous films.
The King’s Man is slated to open on September 18th.
There are a handful of sequels that are as good as (or better than) their progenitors – The Godfather 2, Superman II, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and The Dark Knight come to mind – and now Kingsman: The Golden Circle joins that elite list.
Following the heavy expositional load of the thoroughly entertaining first film, The Golden Circle expands character development (of Eggsy, at least) and introduces a delightfully pragmatic villain who has the best of intentions (and hopes to profit handsomely from them, too).
With comic book superheroes being so popular, Sony Pictures and Valiant Entertainment are teaming up for a five picture slate of movies based on the latter’s Bloodshot, Harbinger and Harbinger Wars titles.
Bloodshot – about a government assassin powered by nanotech and artificial memories – will be written by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) and directed by David Leitch and chad Stahelski (John Wick). Matthew Vaughn (ick-Ass, Kingsman: Secret Service) will be an Executive Producer.
Harbinger has a script from Eric Heiserrer (Story of Your Life). Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe from Original Film (The Fast and the Furious franchise) will produce with Valiant’s Dinesh Shamdasani; Matthew aughn will be an Executive Producer. No director has been set.
Matthew Vaughn’s Kinsman: The Secret Service, from his MARV Films, is based on Mark Millar’s graphic novel The Secret Service. Distributed by 20th Century Fox in North America, it stars Colin Firth as a John Steed-like, ultra-British secret agent who brings a street kid with potential (Taron Egerton) into his organization just as a tech wizard, (Samuel L. Jackson) sets a global threat in motion.
A third trailer has just been released with a fair bit of new footage. Check it out after the jump. Kinsman: The Secret Service opens February 13, 2015.
The month of February has gotten a bad rap. For almost forever, it has been the month where studios sent the movies they’d lost faith in to die. But a curious thing began to happen back when Daredevil was released in February – it became a modest hit.
So studios began treating February with a little respect and now, you get The LEGO Movie being a huge hit from a February release – and 50 Shades of Grey getting a Valentine’s release.
So, why not a all-out spy thriller? Like, say, Matthew Vaughn’s (X-Men First Class, Kick-Ass) epic looking Kingsmen: The Secret Service – starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson? The new trailer certainly looks entertaining. Check it out after the jump. Kingsmen: The Secret Service opens on February 13, 2015. Enjoy!
Matthew Vaughn made Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass a hit movie and gave the X-Men new life with The X-Men: First Class. Now he’s given his attention to Millar’s Secret Service comic and, with co-writer Jane Goldman (who also shared writing credit with Vaughn on Kick-Ass and Stardust), has adapted the series for film. Long story short, despite the comic’s very mixed reviews, the movie looks like great fun.
Check out the first trailer after the jump. Kingsman: Secret Service will be in theaters this fall.