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Matthew Vaughn's Secret Service Gets A Title Change
UPDATE: The trailer has landed.

20 May 2014  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Like all good espionage practitioners, Matthew Vaughn's upcoming action-thriller has dipped into its big box of disguises, pulling out a couple of forged passports, a stick-on moustache and a whole new identity. No longer just 'The Secret Service', Vaughn's take on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' comic book is now going by Kingsman: The Secret Service. The first trailer for the film is now online. 


In addition to the first footage, there are also some stills that show off its star Colin Firth in all his suave, John Steed-like glory, and the teaser poster, which takes its cue from Firth's nifty armory.

Kingsman: The Secret Service
combines old-school Bond type (Firth) and a street-smart type (Taron Egerton), brought under the older man's wing for training. The comic's uncle/nephew dynamic has been jettisoned, but its Pygmalion-style rags-to-Savile Row theme remains. First mission: foiling a celebrity kidnap that’s part of a master plan by Samuel L. Jackson. Michael Caine is also aboard, adding to the spy pedigree. Yes, Bill Haydon, Nick Fury and Harry Palmer: together at last.

Vaughn is promising a movie that will tip a lead-lined bowler hat to spy movie history. “We missed all the spy movies we loved as kids, whether it was Bond or In Like Flint," he told Entertainment Weekly. "They had a sense of humour as well as being a thriller. With [Kingsman], we’re subversing the spy movie genre as we know it.”

Head to Entertainment Weekly for more pictures from the movie.

Co-written by Vaughn and his Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Stardust, X-Men: First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service also stars Mark Strong, Sofia Boutella, Sophie Cookson, Tom Prior and Jordan Long. It will be stealing into UK cinemas on October 17.

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Your Comments

It looks like the actors had a blast shooting this
But will audiences be bored? The trailer shows literally everything and the secret service looks a bit silly if you ask me. More

Posted by Jasper_29 at 12:23 on 24 May 2014 | Report This Post

... Very ordinary. More

Posted by Porter at 22:31 on 22 May 2014 | Report This Post

Now I am interested!
Trailer has interested me again as I thought Graphic novel was pretty weak - Am pleased that Mark Hamil has a cameo in it as he has a piss funny part at the beginning... More

Posted by Alex M... at 10:34 on 22 May 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Matthew Vaughn's Secret Service Gets A Title Change
So it's Men In Black 1 but instead they're wearing grey, very clever. More

Posted by OhBrother at 15:26 on 21 May 2014 | Report This Post

Mark Hamill!
Anybody notice Luke Skywalker himself at 1:09 ? More

Posted by Toursiveu at 18:43 on 20 May 2014 | Report This Post

Mark Hamill!
Anybody notice Luke Skywalker himself at 1:09 ? More

Posted by Toursiveu at 18:39 on 20 May 2014 | Report This Post

Austin Powers minus mojo equals.... More

Posted by steveg66 at 18:05 on 20 May 2014 | Report This Post

Proof reading is fun!
Co-written by Vaughn and his Jane Goldman? More

Posted by DVDMIKE at 17:53 on 20 May 2014 | Report This Post

Read the graphic novel...
Very dissapointed with real story here once you get over the running gag of a teenage secret agent... More

Posted by Alex M... at 16:23 on 20 May 2014 | Report This Post

Abysmal title.
Two titles pointlessly strung together by a colon. One of modern cinema's worst trends. More

Posted by Mad Dog Tannen at 14:11 on 20 May 2014 | Report This Post

His Jane Goldman?
I know that Mr Vaughn and Mrs Goldman write a lot together, but I don't think Mr Ross (Woss?) will be too happy... More

Posted by beniciototoro at 14:00 on 20 May 2014 | Report This Post

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