WHO’S IN IT?
Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Taron Egerton (Testament of Youth), Michael Caine (Alfie), Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained), Sofia Boutella (StreetDance 2), Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean), Sophie Cookson (Moonfleet), Mark Strong (The Imitation Game), Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Samantha Womack (Wild at Heart), Richard Brake (Thor: The Dark World)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass), director, writer, producer; Jane Goldman (Stardust), writer; Adam Bohling (Layer Cake) and David Reid (Kick-Ass 2), producers; Henry Jackman (X-Men: First Class) and Matthew Margeson (Skyline), composers; George Richmond (Wild Bill), cinematographer; Conrad Buff IV (Titanic), Eddie Hamilton (Freebird) and Jon Harris (127 Hours), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Eggsy (Egerton), a street kid with a lot of potential but with no desire to use any of it, is recruited by a super-secret spy organisation known as the Kingsmen, and placed in a highly-competitive training program just as a twisted tech genius (Jackson) announces a global threat…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The team of director Matthew Vaughn and writer Jane Goldman have worked wonders on Kick-Ass, another property based on a Mark Millar graphic novel, so should feel right at home with this more ambitious but no less fun adaptation.