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The making of Kingsman: The Secret Service - A spy movie game changer?
Matthew Vaughn reveals Kingsman lured him away from X-Men
Kingsman: The Secret Service has premiered an action-packed trailer.
Backed by songs from The Knack and David Bowie, the teaser shows Colin Firth's spy Harry Hart take in Taron Egerton's South London tearaway 'Eggsy' Unwin and bring him through the Kingsman agency's training programme as a global threat emerges.
Don't be fooled. When Kingsman: The Secret Service got moved to a seemingly-off peak release slot at the end of January 2015 (if all had gone to plan, the film would have been released already), there was the usual speculation that all was not well with the movie.
In fact, turns out that's not the case at all. Kingsman: The Secret Service is a surprisingly low-budget production, that's just been hunting for some room in the release schedules. The cut of the film we saw recently was 99% done, save for one or two upgrades to effects shot. We suspect Kingsman: The Secret Service may end up surprising a few people.
Not least fans of Colin Firth. As this trailer hints, he becomes something of an action star in »
Get ready to go undercover with the new domestic character posters for the upcoming action film, ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service.’ The latest posters for the thriller, which 20th Century Fox will distribute into theaters on February 13, 2015, feature stars Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Taron Egerton. ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ was helmed by ‘X-Men: First Class’ director, Matthew Vaughn, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Jane Goldman. The thriller, which also features Michael Caine, is based upon the comic book, ‘The Secret Service,’ by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. The following synopsis for ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ has been released by 20th Century Fox: Based upon the acclaimed [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
In addition to AMC's hit adaptation of Kirkman's bestselling zombie series The Walking Dead, he also has a zombie spinoff in the works, as well as adaptations of his Outcast and Thief of Thieves comics.
Millar's projects have been adapted into films including Kick-Ass, Wanted and Kingsman: The Secret Service. His Civil War event miniseries will form the basis of the third Captain America film, and he has been »
Matthew Vaughn promises to deliver a very R-rated version of Mark Millar’s graphic novel Kingsman: The Secret Service during the first part of 2015, and frankly, we can’t wait. We love what he did with the likes of Kick-ass and X-men: First Class, and don’t forget, this will be the film he gave up X-men: Days Of Future Past to make.
Colin Firth leads an all star cast in the film, which tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, and Samuel L. Jackson also star.
IMDb have debuted a bunch of new domestic (Us) character posters for the release, and a brand new trailer has also been unveiled over at the mighty Empire magazine’s website. Click »
- Paul Heath
The second we heard Matthew Vaughn was doing a new Mark Millar comic book movie, we got excited. With each new piece of information, that interest continues to build. Now, Kingsman The Secret Service is entering the final stages of its marketing leading up to a February 13 release and word on the film continues to […]
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- Germain Lussier
If the four posters released earlier today only left you wanting more from Kingsman: The Secret Service, then feast your eyes on a new international trailer. We get plenty of new footage here that offers more insight into the plot. Ironically enough, we also see Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson poking fun at the spy genre itself.
Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization. Colin Firth plays Harry Hart, who decides to bring in his juvenile delinquent nephew (Taron Egerton) into this clandestine world full of gadgets and bad guys. This trailer also sets up Samuel L. Jackson's character, Valentine, a twisted tech genius trying to destroy the world.
Four character posters for Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service have premiered on IMDb showing off a henchwoman with blades for legs, posing in traditional James Bond marketing fashion with a curious highlight right there between her crotch. Based on the comic from "Kick-Ass" creators, Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, Kingsman tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. The film stars Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton and Samuel L. Jackson and was originally supposed to be in theaters this year, but will now arrive on February 13, 2015. yt id="DV5VtqD3ddA" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
20th Century Fox is excited to share 4 new Domestic Character Posters for their upcoming film Kingsman: The Secret Service. Meet the main cast of characters from this action-adventure based on the popular comic book series from Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar. Featured are Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, newcomer Taron Egerton and the adorable dog.
From director Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization. Harry Hart (Colin Firth) is tasked with recruiting an unrefined but promising street kid (Taron Egerton) into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Will they be able to turn Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin from a gangsta wannabe into a true cold blooded killer? Or will evil get the upper-hand?
Kingsman: The Secret Service is in theaters this February, just in time for Valentine's Day, where this »
20th Century Fox has released a new UK trailer for director Matthew Vaughn’s (X-Men: First Class) adaptation of the Mark Millar graphic novel Kingsman: The Secret Service. The story revolves around a secret spy organization called Kingsman, in which Colin Firth’s veteran spy works to recruit and train an unrefined but promising street kid (Taron Egerton). It’s been clear from the first trailer that Vaughn is making a sort of riff on the typical James Bond movie with this picture (complete with eccentric villain played by Samuel L. Jackson), and this new trailer has plenty of references not only to Bond but the spy genre as a whole. I’ve never not had fun with one of Vaughn’s films, and Kingsman looks to be an absolute blast. Check out the new Kingsman: The Secret Service trailer after the jump, and click here to view four new character posters. »
- Adam Chitwood
20th Century Fox has released four new character posters for Kingsman: The Secret Service. The story centers on "a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius." Having loved both the first trailer and the second trailer these posters are definitely in keeping with the established aesthetic, which I'm digging. Hit the jump for the Kingsman: The Secret Service character posters. Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine and Taron Egerton star in the new film from director Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class). Jane Goldman and Vaughn adapted the script based on the comic book by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. Also be sure to check out our interview with Firth and Jackson. Kingsman: The Secret Service hits Us theaters on February 13th. Official synopsis: Based upon the »
- Evan Dickson
Stepping foot into the realm of comic book movies yet again (and adapting the work of Mark Millar for a second time after Kick-Ass), Matthew Vaughn is taking the helm of Kingsman: The Secret Service, a movie that is best described as My Fair Lady meets James Bond. While it may have been delayed till next year, anticipation should still be high, and, courtesy of IMDb, we have four new character posters (featuring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Taron Egerton, and Dog) that perfectly captures the fun and irreverent tone the movie promises to deliver, while making a tongue in cheek swipe at probably the most famous Bond image at the same time. Check them out below. Released: 12th February 2015 (Irl/U.K.)/ 13th February 2015 (U.S.) »
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20th Century Fox has just released some new domestic character posters for Matthew Vaughn‘s action-thriller film "Kingsman: The Secret Service" starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Based upon the acclaimed comic book by Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar and directed by Matthew Vaughn ("Kick-Ass," "X-Men: First Class"), "Kingsman: The Secret Service" tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
"Kingsman: The Secret Service" is set to hit theaters on February 13, 2015.
Update: Empire Online has released the UK Trailer for the film, which you can check out below.
Source: IMDb »
- Kellvin Chavez
The first comic book movie treat of 2015 is set to be Kingsman: The Secret Service. It's based on the comic book by Mark Millar, and the film is directed by Matthew Vaughn (who previously brought Millar's Kick-Ass to the screen). The film stars Colin Firth - in his most action-packed role to date - along with Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine, Mark Hamill and Jack Davenport.
It also boasts a potentially star-making role from Tarom Egerton as 'Eggsy', who undergoes the special training required to become a Kingsman (think a James Bond-esque school, but more brutal).
The James Bond tones to the film continue with this exclusive poster, that we've got our paws (haw haw) on here. You can find it below, and the film itself arrives on »
Heinrichs has served as production designer on films such as "Sleepy Hollow," "Fargo," "The Big Lebowski," the second and third "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, "The Wolfman," "Frankenweenie" and "Captain America: The First Avenger". [Source: Variety]
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In the new film, the Four Horsemen resurface and find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet. [Source: Coming Soon]
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- Garth Franklin
If Mark Millar, one of The Hollywood Reporter's most powerful comic writers, has one piece of advice for other writers in Hollywood, it's this: "Be unobtainable." The 44-year-old creator of Wanted, Kick-Ass and next year's Kingsman: The Secret Service practices what he preaches. "I go to L.A. just once a year, and even with the time difference, I never do a call after around 6:30 p.m. U.K. time," he says. "Writers often try to please too much, and I think it makes people take them for granted." With a slate that includes
- Graeme McMillan
While doing press for his upcoming musical Into the Woods, producer Marc Platt offered updates on two of his upcoming projects, the action-packed sequel Wanted 2 and another musical adaptation, Wicked.
Just a few days before Wanted hit theaters in 2008, Mark Millar, who wrote the comic book the film is based on, revealed that a sequel was already in the works, although we haven't heard much on the follow-up in the six years that followed that initial announcement. Marc Platt reveals that the script is still being developed, and it isn't quite there yet. But the sequel will happen nonetheless:
"We have a script that's getting pretty good. To do a sequel when it wasn't really set up for a sequel - one of our main characters dies in it. You don't want to just retread a similar story, but when we get the script to a certain bar, there will be a sequel. »
Back in 2008, Wanted came out and was a decent hit for Universal. Based on a comic miniseries by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, the film starred a relatively unknown James McAvoy and managed to turn make $340+ million on a $75 million budget. Ever since, rumblings of a sequel have ranged from "Oh, definitely!" to "We'll see." Well, Coming Soon had a chance to speak with that film's producers and find out what the status of that film is- now that we're six years removed from the original. One of them, Marc Platt, was willing to speak candidly about where they are in that process.
His answers, though, lead me to believe that we're still at the "wait and see" stage and, with so much time having gone by, I get the feeling it would take a major development for this thing to happen.
Here's what Platt said about the state of »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
He revealed that writer Mark Millar is involved in the comic book sequel.
"We have a script that's getting pretty good," Platt told Coming Soon. "To do a sequel when it wasn't really set up for a sequel - one of our main characters dies in it.
"You don't want to just retread a similar story, but when we get the script to a certain bar, there will be a sequel. It's taken a while because it's challenging, as I said, because we lost a main, main character, so where that James McAvoy character goes now... we have good ideas though. It's coming along."
The first film was loosely based on Millar's comic book miniseries, which was set in a world where supervillains had eradicated all superheroes.
"[Millar is] always going to be involved but he's not going to write the screenplay which is far along, »
From the earliest days of the website we seem to have been reporting on a potential sequel to 2008's surprise hit, Wanted. The original movie starred James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman, with Timur Bekmambetov directing. And the first film ate up $341m at the global box office, Wanted 2 has been on the cards ever since.
However, Wanted 2 appeared to have fallen off-radar in recent years, and we'd assumed that the project had quietly been dropped. Not so though, says producer Marc Platt. "We have a script that’s getting pretty good", he told Coming Soon. "You don’t want to just retread a similar story, but when we get the script to a certain bar, there will be a sequel. It’s taken a while because it’s challenging. »
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