Matthew Vaughn might have spent the last few years bringing us the Kingsman movies as a director, but he’s apparently not done with the spy world, even if his next big thing is very different to the adventures of Eggsy and co. Vaughn has franchise plans for action with Argylle, and he’s rounding up an incredible cast including Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, Samuel L. Jackson and pop icon Dua Lipa, who will both appear in the initial movie and contribute music.
Wonder Woman‘s Jason Fuchs adapted the script from Ellie Conway’s novel (also called Argylle), with “the world’s greatest spy” on a globe-trotting adventure. “When I read this early draft manuscript I felt it was the most incredible and original spy franchise since Ian Fleming’s books of the 50s,” says Vaughn. “This is going to reinvent the spy genre.” The book will hit shelves next year.
As for Vaughn’s film plans, he aims to kick off shooting next month in Europe, and will also film in America and London. This will be the first of what Vaughn hopes will be at least three entries.
The King’s Man, the prequel film to his previous spy universe, will finally arrive in cinemas this December.