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Matthew Vaughn plotting Kick-Ass reboot and Kingsman Universe via new studio

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Matthew Vaughn, director of such films as Layer Cake, Kick-ass, and the Kingsman series has announced the setup of Marv Studios, "the modern version of what a studio can be," says Vaughn. As a part of the Marv Studios initiative, Vaughn is planning a reboot of the Kick-ass series, which may or may not involve the familiar Dave Lizewski character originally played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in... Read More...
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Matthew Vaughn Plans ‘Kick-Ass’ Reboot & Massive ‘Kingsman’ Spin-Off Expansion

If one made a list of all the film producers turned successful film directors, British filmmaker Matthew Vaughn might be at the very top of that list. The director, who started out as Guy Ritchie’s producer and then began to chart his own path with the similar British crime film “Layer Cake,” has arguably surpassed his former collaborator. Vaughn’s already created two mega-million dollar franchises—the “Kingsman” spy series and the “Kick-Ass” comic books series—while taking on major studio work like rebooting the “X-Men” series and adapting the celebrated graphic novel “Stardust.” He’s also just recently launched his own mini-studio called Marv Studios, and he plans on charting his future through it.

Continue reading Matthew Vaughn Plans ‘Kick-Ass’ Reboot & Massive ‘Kingsman’ Spin-Off Expansion at The Playlist.
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Netflix’s Layer Cake Sequel Series May Start Filming In March

A follow-up to Daniel Craig’s British gangster film Layer Cake has been in development for years, but it’s being reported that Netflix’s sequel series Viva La Madness is scheduled to finally start filming this March. The project was previously announced as far back as 2013, when it was stated that Jason Statham would be replacing Craig as the lead character, but little has happened to move the production forward in recent years – until now.
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‘Yardie’ Review: Idris Elba’s Directorial Debut Is Hard to Enjoy and Even Harder to Understand — Sundance 2018

‘Yardie’ Review: Idris Elba’s Directorial Debut Is Hard to Enjoy and Even Harder to Understand — Sundance 2018
It’s easy enough to understand why Idris Elba would choose to make “Yardie” for his directorial debut. For one thing, it’s the kind of story that seems pretty hard to mess up: Adapted from Victor Headley’s 1992 novel of the same name, “Yardie” is a nuts-and-bolts revenge saga about a young Jamaican kid who survives the gang warfare in his home country, grows up to be a low-level hood, and then traffics a brick of coke to London with the ulterior motive of finding the man who killed his brother. Borrowing heavily from the likes of “City of God,” “Goodfellas,” and “Layer Cake,” it’s a premise so familiar that even a first-time filmmaker should be able to wrangle it into decent shape. And yet…

And yet it’s hard to understand virtually anything else about “Yardie.” Literally. This flat and formulaic crime yarn has all sorts of flaws — woefully under-developed characters,
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Horror-On-Sea 2018 Interview: Jamie Cymbal & Ryan Simons talk ‘Seizure’

Seizure is new gangster horror from Jamie Cymbal and Ryan Simons, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Sunday 21st January. I got chance to ask them a few questions about what we can expect, their influences for the film, and the process of working together both in front and behind the camera.

What can we expect from the film Seizure?

Jamie – A fast paced, entertaining gangster horror that’s well acted and puts people on edge of their seats.

Ryan – A fast paced ghost story seen through the eyes of gangsters who wonder whether they’re losing their minds.

What was your inspiration for writing the film Seizure?

Jamie – Ryan and I had played around with a few scripts ideas over the years and to be totally honest very few were horror. I grew up loving the obvious Robert De Niro classics, Once upon a time in America (1984), Goodfellas,
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Giveaway – Win Rise Of The Footsoldier 3: The Pat Tate Story

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Rise Of The Footsoldier 3: The Pat Tate Story which releases on DVD & Blu-ray 26th December 2017, we have a copy of the Blu-ray up for grabs, courtesy of Signature Entertainment!

On the 10th anniversary of the release of the smash hit gangster classic Rise Of The Footsoldier comes this no-holds- barred prequel, telling the tale of real life Essex Boy Pat Tate, a man mountain with a hair-trigger temper, a serious fondness for pills and cocaine, and an unquenchable hunger for power. The Scarface of Southend is a role Craig Fairbrass was born to play, and he grips the role between his teeth and does not let go. It’s a towering performance that cements Fairbrass’s reputation as a screen hard man of the top rank.

The rest of the cast is a veritable who’s who of the creme de
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Giveaway – Win Eat Locals on DVD

Director Jason Flemyng’s directorial debut Eat Locals comes to VOD, DVD and Blu-ray on October 30th, and we’ve got three DVD copies of the film to give away to our readers. Read on for details of how to enter the giveaway…

Sebastian Crockett is in for the ride of his life when his night of desire with sexy, alluring cougar Vanessa turns into a fight for survival when she introduces him to some of her friends – a coven of hungry vampires – at a remote farmhouse. As if Sebastian’s night couldn’t get any worse, a heavily armed band of mercenary vampire hunters led by the steadfast Colonel Bingham crashes the party – and much like the vampires, they’re out for blood…..it’s going to be a night to remember!

Eat Locals is the directorial debut of actor Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch
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Colm Meaney joins the cast of Tolkien

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Colm Meaney has joined the cast of the upcoming J.R.R. Tolkien biopic, Tolkien. He joins X-Men: Apocalypse’s Nicholas Hoult and To The Bones‘ Lily Collins in the film with, Dome Karukoski directing from a script by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford.

Per Deadline, Meaney will portray Father Francis, one of Tolkien’s school teachers. Tolkien will explore Tolkien’s formative years at school as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a fellow group of outcasts. The story will follow him to World War I, which threatens to tear their ‘fellowship’ apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels.

Meaney is also known for his roles in Layer Cake and the AMC series Hell on Wheels. He recently starred in Nick Hamm’s The Journey with Timothy Spall.
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Interview: Simeon Halligan discusses Northern horror ‘Habit’

In a follow-up to last weeks podcast/interview, Britflicks podcast host and Nerdly team member Stuart Wright talks to writer/director Simeon Halligan about his new film Habit, an adaptation of Steven McGeagh’s cult novel, which is set in a neon-drenched dystopian Manchester.

Alongside Elliot James Langridge (Northern Soul), Habit features an incredible Northern cast of actors, including Roxanne Pallet (Emmerdale), Jessica Barden (Penny Dreadful, The Lobster) and Sally Carmen (Shameless). The film’s cast also includes William Ash (Waterloo Road), Andrew Ellis (This Is England), Robert Beck (Home Fires), Joanne Mitchell (White Settlers), and Louis Emerick (Layer Cake).

Habit follows the story of Michael, played by Elliot James Langridge (Northern Soul), jobless and down on his luck, he is irresistibly drawn into the city’s seedy underworld and is groomed by a subculture who have a dark secret, a bloody addiction that they intend Michael to share.

Confirmed
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First look at Simeon Halligan’s ‘Habit’

Director Simeon Halligan’s latest horror opus, Habit, will receive its premiere at Grimmfest on Thursday 5th October, as the opening night gala for the festival. The film is an adaptation of Steven McGeagh’s cult novel, which is set in a neon-drenched dystopian Manchester. Alongside Elliot James Langridge (Northern Soul), the production features an incredible Northern cast of actors, including Roxanne Pallet (Emmerdale), Jessica Barden (Penny Dreadful, The Lobster) and Sally Carmen (Shameless). The film’s cast also includes William Ash (Waterloo Road), Andrew Ellis (This Is England), Robert Beck (Home Fires), Joanne Mitchell (White Settlers), and Louis Emerick (Layer Cake).

Habit follows the story of Michael, played by Elliot James Langridge (Northern Soul), jobless and down on his luck, he is irresistibly drawn into the city’s seedy underworld and is groomed by a subculture who have a dark secret, a bloody addiction that they intend Michael to share.
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Matthew Vaughn interview – Kingsman: The Golden Circle, X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass

Duncan Bowles Sep 25, 2017

Matthew Vaughn chats to us about director Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Stardust, X-Men, Kick-Ass and more...

Though Matthew Vaughn might have had his career take off after producing Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (like many of the people he’s continued to work with over the years), it’s as a director that he seems to have found his true calling. Much Like Tarantino, he takes time over his next project and the result has been quality over quantity, with Vaughn making some of the most beloved movies from the last decade.

As you may have already spotted from the Kingsman coverage over the last week, we’ve always championed Stardust at this site, possessing such a superb cast, cracking pace and warm heart, but before that he’d made a pre-Bond Daniel Craig the magnetic core of Layer Cake and then gave us the sublimely controversial Kick-Ass – ah,
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Review: Vaughn's 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' is James Bond on Crank

Based on the acclaimed comic book by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar, 2015's Kingsman: The Secret Service was a crass, tongue-in-cheek tribute to the spy films of the '60s and '70s. Co-written and directed by English filmmaker Matthew Vaughn (of Layer Cake, Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class), the stylish and subversive send-up became the filmmaker's most commercially successful film to date. Enter the highly anticipated sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, a movie so overblown and preposterous that it feels less like On Her Majesty's Secret Service and more like the deranged lovechild of Austin Powers and Crank. This sequel picks up a year after unrefined street kid Gary "Eggsy" Unwin (Taron Egerton) joined the Kingsman, England's super-secret spy agency, and saved the world from Richmond Valentine's neurological wave broadcast. Since then, Eggsy has taken his late mentor Harry Hart's code name, Galahad, and is living with Crown Princess
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Mark Strong interview - Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Stardust, Kick-Ass

Duncan Bowles Sep 21, 2017

Mark Strong chats to us about Kingsman 2, reuniting with Matthew Vaughn, and the brilliant Stardust...

Spoilers for Sherlock Holmes and Kick-Ass 2 lie ahead. We've also marked a bit in big red letters where we talk about a specific Kingsman 2 spoiler.

While Matthew Vaughn has been the director responsible for a string of fantastic movies, his talisman in front of the camera and a core part of his cinematic journey since Stardust, is Mark Strong. As the superbly villainous (or some might say driven) Septimus, a character just as mesmerising dead or alive, Strong imbued him with a roguish evil that really made him stand out in a packed and stellar cast line-up. His next project with Vaughn saw him take up arms (and fists) against a teenage due in Kick-Ass, doling out a new definition of ‘Daddy issues’ yet giving Frank D’Amico a
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New ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Trailer Finds Taron Egerton Back in Action-Hero Mode

Matthew Vaughn has made a name for himself as the ideal director to take on the not-so-simple task of adapting dark graphic novels to the big screen. And yet, his best film to date, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's beloved Stardust, is only dark in spurts, weaved into a fantastical world of magicians, fairies, craftsmen, creatures, and heroes. If there's a reason that he's stuck to empty moral exercises in the aftermath of Stardust and Layer Cake, it's likely due to the fact that Stardust was a failure at the box office, especially when …
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Watch The Trailer For ‘Rise Of The Footsoldier 3: The Pat Tate Story’

Signature Entertainment have debuted the first Rise of the Footsoldier 3 trailer. The film is coming to UK cinemas later in the year, and is obviously the third movie (a prequel) in the series that has proven to be hugely popular over the last few years.

Rise Of The Footsoldier 3 trailer lands

The film follows the rise of ruthless Essex gangster Pat Tate, who blazes a path from Marbella to the Medway in the late 80s, peddling pills and snorting coke and crushing anyone who gets in his way, in his quest for cash and power. Double- crossed by an ex-pat drug baron, Tate ends up in prison. Undeterred, he establishes himself as top dog inside, and gets himself in shape in preparation for his release – when he plans to reclaim his turf the only way he knows how – with violence, and no mercy.

Related: First trailer for brutal
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Bond 25: Seven Actors Who Could Be The Seventh 007

Liam Hoofe takes a look at seven actors who could take over the role of 007 from Daniel Craig

The recent announcement that the currently untitled 25th James Bond will hit cinemas in 2019 has once again raised the question as to whether or not Daniel Craig will be making his fifth appearance as 007, or whether we will be seeing the seventh screen Bond graces our screens for the iconic spy’s 25th outing.

Craig has been fairly vocal about his issues when it comes to playing Bond, with the actor claiming he would rather slash his wrists than play Bond again in the press build up for the release of Spectre. While the actor may not be that happy playing Bond, he has, financially, at least, been the most successful Bond of all time and those in charge would be crazy to let him go.

While rumours are circulating that Craig will reprise the role,
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Matthew Vaughn Has Already Begun Planning ‘Kingsman 3’

Matthew Vaughn is part of an exclusive club of directors who haven’t yet made an outright “bad” film (at least according to this writer, The Playlist staff tends to disagree). His filmography showcases an impressive range of features, from “Layer Cake” to “Stardust” to Kick-Ass,” all the while maintaining a distinct directorial voice and aesthetic. Your mileage may vary for his films individually (see above, but in my opinion, he hasn’t made an outright stinker yet.

Continue reading Matthew Vaughn Has Already Begun Planning ‘Kingsman 3’ at The Playlist.
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Trailer for the New Series Based on Guy Ritchie’s Snatch

Guy Ritchie’s cult classic film Snatch has been adapted into a new series for Crackle. It obviously doesn’t look as good as the original film, but it could still end up being an entertaining series to watch!

The cult classic film Snatch is now a high-stakes, high-octane Crackle Original Series. Get in on the action, gangster mentality, heists and rapid-fire dialogue that earned the original movie a shite-load of fans. Inspired by a real life heist in London, the Snatch series centers on a group of twenty-something, up and coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime. The boys must quickly learn to navigate the treacherous waters of London’s underworld as rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains descend.

The series has a great cast that includes Rupert Grint (Harry Potter
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Production underway on Rise of the Footsoldier: The Beginning

Production is now underway on Rise of the Footsoldier: The Beginning, a prequel to the cult crime thriller Rise of the Footsoldier and the third instalment of the hit franchise.

Directed by Zackary Alder (The Rise of the Krays, The Fall of the Krays), the film will see the return of cast members Craig Fairbrass, Terry Stones, Roland Manookian, Ian Virgo and Billy Murray, while new additions include Larry Lamb (Buster), Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake) and Laura McMonagle (Tonight You’re Mine), along with Happy MondaysShaun Ryder and Union J’s Jj Hamblett.

“I am a huge fan of the original Rise of the Footsolider movie and am very excited to be a part of the franchise,” said director Alder. “This instalment will not disappoint fans of the first film. We will be following the incredibly volatile character of Pat Tate played by the great Craig Fairbrass. I
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UK football feature 'The Bromley Boys' kicks off

UK football feature 'The Bromley Boys' kicks off
Exclusive: Shoot underway on crowd-funded feature starring Game Of Thrones’ Brenock O’Connor, Alan Davies, Martine McCutcheon and Adam Deacon.

Itchy Fish Film and Scanner Rhodes Productions have begun principal photography on feature The Bromley Boys.

Inspired by the autobiographical book by author David Roberts, The Bromley Boys follows fifteen-year-old Roberts and his love for one of the worst football teams in Britain at the turn of the 1970s.

The film stars Game Of Thrones’ Brenock O’Connor. It is directed by Steve Kelly (City Rats) and produced by Tj Herbert (The Cutting Room) and Dean Fisher (One Crazy Thing).

The supporting cast includes Alan Davies (Jonathan Creek), Martine McCutcheon (Love Actually), Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake), Adam Deacon (Annuvahood), and several up and coming actors, including Betsy Blue-English, discovered through E4’s structured reality show Stage School.

Herbert, a Bromley supporter himself, obtained the rights to the film after discovering the story in a local bookshop. He then
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