Matthew Vaughn’s Kingman: The Secret Service has proven to be one of the biggest surprise hits of the year, with a gross of over $400 million at the global box office. The film gained an immediate following that have since been begging for a sequel.
Thankfully, in a recent interview with Yahoo Movies, Vaughan confirmed that he was indeed working on a follow-up to the hit.
“Well, the good news is that I’m writing it next door at the moment. If I think I can get the script good enough, then we are making it. We are doing our damnedest to make that happen,” he said.
The first film, based on the graphic novels of the same name by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar, starred Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and newcomer Taron Egerton in the leading roles. The plot followed the recruitment and training of ordinary youth, Gary “Eggsy” Unwin (Egerton), into a secret British spy organisation – as well as his subsequent involvement in a mission to tackle an international threat from wealthy terrorist, Richmond Valentine (Jackson).
The director – who rarely returns for sequels (he directed Kick-Ass but only produced Kick-Ass 2) – has also stated his interest in returning behind the camera for the next film. “I’m in love with these characters and I want to work with them again so I’ll probably be breaking the rule of [me]tending not to make sequels.”
Kingsman: The Secret Service is available on DVD and Blu-Ray now.
See Vaughan’s interview with Yahoo Movies, here.