20th Century Fox has released the first trailer and poster for Kingsman: The Secret Service, the first film directed by Matthew Vaughn since 2011’s X-Men: First Class.
Kingsman was adapted by Vaughn and frequent collaborator Jane Goldman from the 2012 Icon Comics (a creator-owned imprint of Marvel) series created by Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) and is a contemporary take on the British spy movie genre. Newcomer Taron Egerton plays a cool-headed street youth recruited into a extra-secret government agency by Colin Firth and put through an intensive training program designed to mold him into part of the next generation of globe-trotting super spy.
You can check out both the trailer and poster here below.
The cast also includes Samuel L. Jackson as the film’s villain, Michael Caine, and Vaughn’s Kick-Ass bald baddie Mark Strong. The trailer has all of the snarky wit and dynamic action you would find in a Vaughn movie and looks to recapture the feel of the early James Bond films with its overabundance of nifty gadgets, deadly traps, and dry British humor. Here’s hoping the full movie is as entertaining as this preview because Vaughn gave up directing Kick-Ass 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past (and possibly Star Wars: Episode VII) to make it.
Kingsman: The Secret Service opens in theaters on October 24, 2014.
[Source: Trailer via Yahoo! Movies l Poster via ComingSoon]