Earlier on Tuesday, it was announced that the film adaptation of “The Secret Service” is now titled “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” Just a few hours later, the first trailer for the film, based on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ 2012/2013 miniseries, arrived:
The trailer outlines the film’s basic plot, with Jack Unwin (Colin Firth) recruiting wayward youth Gary (Taron Egerton) into the heavily armed “Kingsman” intelligence agency — “the new knights,” Firth’s character says. Comic book movie mainstay Samuel L. Jackson, who play’s the film’s Dr. James Arnold, makes a memorable appearance late in the trailer, criticizing British accents while displaying a prominent lisp.
Firth talked the film in an interview published Tuesday by Entertainment Weekly, discussing working with director Matthew Vaughn: “I think what’s brilliant about Matthew is that he takes people’s expectations and likes to mess with them. When we first met the year before, he said, ‘One of the reasons I’m casting you is because you’re probably the last person anyone could imagine kicking people and kicking off the villains.’ And that was the surprise he wanted to pull.”
Along with the trailer, a “Kingsman: The Secret Service” poster has also been released:
Opening October 24, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” also stars Mark Strong, Michael Caine, Jack Davenport and more.
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