Colin Firth and Michael Caine train the next generation of 007s in new Matthew Vaughn actioner
Well, here’s a new frontrunner for coolest-sounding thing I didn’t know I’d always wanted: The first trailer has dropped for Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, an adaptation of a graphic novel by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.
The premise? Gary Unwin, a teenaged hooligan going nowhere in the London inner city, is drafted by his uncle (Colin Firth) into an elite super-spy agency’s youth training program, where he joins a group of other young recruits to be trained as the next generation of James Bond-style secret agents.
Though he shows promise, the boy’s background leads some to doubt he can truly rise above his station; but he gets a chance to prove himself when fate forces the rookie agents into conflict with a supervillain’s evil scheme. The trailer keeps the plot beats to a minimum, instead focusing on the innate culture-clash of a 21st century street kid with the gear, gadgets and “gentleman spy” aesthetic straight out of 007.
The film is scheduled to open on October 24th.