The Ronin has learned that British director Matthew Vaughn’s next feature film is using the title Argyle and will be setup at his production company MARV Films. Sadly, details are scarce on the new movie but is expected to begin production before the end of the year. We have to assume filming will take place in the United Kingdom.
Vaughn’s directorial credits include the Daniel Craig gangster film Layer Cake, Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and the upcoming prequel The King’s Man formerly known as Kingsman: The Great Game.
MARV is also behind films such as the sports comedy Eddie The Eagle, the Elton John film Rocketman, and they had a hand with the last Fantastic Four movie. The studio’s latest projects include a Christmas movie titled Silent Night starring Jojo Rabbit’s Roman Griffin Davis and Keira Knightley along with a Tetris biopic that stars Taron Egerton.
There have been plans in the works for a third Kingsman movie as MARV’s Zygi Kamasa has teased multiple projects set in the Kingsman universe are in the works such as a television series and seven more films.
In 2018, Vaughn told Empire Magazine he was planning on rebooting Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl.
At one time, Vaughn had been attached to studio projects such as the spy flick I Am Pilgrim for MGM Studios based on the Terry Hayes novel, a feature adaptation of Mark Millar’s Superior, and a new incarnation of swashbuckling sci-fi hero Flash Gordon for 20th Century Studios before he was replaced with Overlord’s Julius Avery.
Argyle will reunite Matthew Vaughn with cinematographer George Richmond, who has been working on the Warner Bros. Potterverse sequel Fantastic Beasts 3 and the upcoming sci-fi action comedy Free Guy starring Ryan Reynolds.
MARV productions tend to use tailoring terms (Matthew Vaughn has a soft-spot for Huntsman tailors of Savile Row) for working titles, so, it’s possible Argyle isn’t going to be the film’s final title.
After multiple release delays due to the pandemic, The King’s Man will hit theaters on December 22.
THE KING’S MAN – 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. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King’s Man.