BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Kingsman: The Secret Service ended up being the most enjoyable footage that I have seen at Comic-Con a bloody (and bloody entertaining) spy thriller about a young recruit (Taron Egerton) lured into the life by veteran spy Harry Hart (Colin Firth).
Matthew Vaughn is offering up Kingsman: The Secret Service, an espionage thriller that is positively stuffed with stars. Check out the newly minted trailer to see Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Michael Cain and newcomer Taron Egerton in action. Plus Samuel L. Jackson with a lisp! Because why not.
20th Century Fox is in the midst of setting things up so that they will have new comic book projects continually coming out over the next few years. In addition to X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will be coming out this May, the studio already has their Fantastic Four reboot scheduled to come out next year, and X-Men: Apocalypse set for 2016, but now they've officially added three more big titles to their own developing Marvel cinematic universe.
Vaughn has chosen relative newcomer Sophie Cookson to play the female lead in his crime thriller The Secret Service opposite Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Michael Caine, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Firth, who is currently starring in the BitTorrent-sponsored dramedy Arthur Newman, is usually the quintessential Brit in the films he stars in genially stoic and romantic without bullshit attached so this will be a welcome step or two outside his wheelhouse.
Adapted by the director and his writing partner Jane Goldman, the drama centers on a veteran secret agent who is tasked with training his young nephew while trying to solve a case involving missing sci-fi stars, the murder of every single person in a small town, and a dark secret involving Mount Everest.
Vaughn, Millar and artist Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) have collaborated on a comic book series titled The Secret Service, and Vaughn holds the film rights to the material. Both comic properties are in the early stages of development, and THR says Vaughn would like to tackle the script for Secret Service if he decides to go in that direction as his next project.