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The Kingsman

Matthew Vaughn – of Kick Ass and X-men: First Class fame –  has directed a new movie based on Mark Miller’s (Kick-Ass 1 & 2) comic book that has got us real excited here at NerdBastards. Furthermore, after each update, our interest in the movie is ever increasing. With the release date of Kingsman The Secret Service set for February 13th and the film is entering the final stages of its marketing campaign, word on the film has been building incrementally with each update offering more of an insight into what we should be expecting to see when the movie finally hits the big screen. Starring Colin Firth stars as a dapper secret agent training a new recruit and we have some rad and rather risqué character posters featuring Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and an awesome little pug named Jack Bauer. Check em out below peepsters.

The script was developed and written by Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn, which is based on the comic book by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. The cast features a fine ensemble including, Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, and Samuel L. Jackson. Check out some of the earlier buzz here, and here is the official synopsis:

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 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 talent involved in the project is testament to the type of quality we should be expecting to be subjected to come February 13th. The latest collaboration between Mark Millar and filmmaker Matthew Vaughn has been a symbiotic winning combination, with the unconventional take on the superhero origins story Kick-Ass, and one could even go as far as saying the combination worked again on Kick-Ass 2 (although it has its fair share of hater out there!). So, here is hoping that they can take on a slightly skewed and more untraditional take on the spy/action/thriller genre. The market for this particular kind of genre has been over saturated as of late, with Daniel Craig’s rejuvenated Bond frachise, and the more grittier Jason Bourne series, which is due to kickstart back up again with Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon teaming up again (…and also the Jeremy Renner installment, that might still be going ahead with director Justin Lin). Anyways, …yeah, it will be interesting to see how well this performs as Kick-Ass was an under-performer at the Box Office, but was a quality film.

In addition to the new posters, here is a new trailer to keep you happy for the time being featuring a whole lot of Sammy Jay (Samuel L. Jackson) – which can only be a good thing:

Via – Film, ScreenRant

Category: Comics, Film

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