As we get closer to the release of The King’s Man, 20th Century Studios has their final trailer introducing us to the collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gathering to plot a war to wipe out millions; one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King’s Man.
The King’s Man stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, with Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.
The film follows the blockbuster hit Kingsman: The Secret Service, released in 2014, and its sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle in 2017.
Matthew Vaughn, David Reid, and Adam Bohling are the producers, and Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons, Stephen Marks, Claudia Vaughn, and Ralph Fiennes serve as executive producers.
The King’s Man is based on the comic book ‘The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. The story is by Matthew Vaughn and the screenplay is by Matthew Vaughn & Karl Gajdusek.
In the 20th Century, Studios’ special look at the film director Matthew Vaughn explains, “This movie really is an origin story. This is the foundation of the Kingsman franchise.” Star Gemma Arterton adds, “We see in this film the formation of the Kingsman.
The style is very Matthew Vaughn.” Matthew Vaughn directs The King’s Man after helming the previous two movies. A logline for the movie reads: “As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them.
Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King’s Man.”
Speaking to EW of the upcoming installment in the franchise, “I wanted to scratch an itch that I’ve had for ages in making a movie [like] the big, epic adventure films that I grew up on,” director Matthew Vaughn explains.
“There was Lawrence of Arabia, The Man Who Would Be King, Doctor Zhivago. The last time I saw a film like that, ironically was with Ralph in The English Patient where the screen was filled and I really went on an adventure.
Making a movie like that on this sort of scale is not exactly easy to raise money for so I thought if I entwine that into the King’s Man universe, Hollywood wouldn’t be as scared of it. You have to con these guys to make good films!”
“The tone of Matthew’s earlier Kingsman films is very attractive but this seemed to be taking it into another area or different arena with this historical context,” Ralph Fiennes explains. “We all felt tantalized.
It’s multi-leveled. It’s got pathos, tragedy, exciting, funny, flashy action sequences, and it’s got historical life to it.”
Get yourself to the theater and get an action-packed, comedic, and tweaked history lesson this holiday.
With the R rating, I’d say we’ll get an adult history lesson, delivered in an unforgettable spectacular fashion. The King’s Man releases in U.S. theaters on December 22.