Twentieth Century Fox has released the first official trailer for the stylish action prequel “The King’s Man,” directed by Matthew Vaughn.
The teaser trailer unfolds as the film explores the origin story of the elusive British intelligence agency. What looks to be set in the time of WWll, the prequel seems to show off a much smoother and serious tone than its previous two outings. Ralph Fiennes stars as Duke of Oxford, and Harris Dickinson as new recruit Conrad, filling the “fresh meat” role Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”) honed in the previous films.
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.
Vaughn returns to the director’s chair, now his third outing with the series. He helmed the previous two films of the bunch, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” In an interview with ComingSoon.net, Vaughn expressed his excitement while cutting the film, saying he doesn’t know whether people are going to like the film but it is sure to surprise many. He is also a producer on the recent Egerton-led Elton John biopic, “Rocketman.” Vaughn reteams with writer Jane Goldman (“Kick-Ass”) on the new script, an adaptation of the comic book stories by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. Goldman is also credited to write on Rob Marshall’s live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid” for Disney.
The cast of “The King’s Man” includes Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Gemma Arterton, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Daniel Bruhl, Tom Hollander, Stanley Tucci, Djimon Hounsou and Harris Dickinson.