These days, some movie trailers receive criticism for showing too much of the final product.
But, that isn't the case with Matthew Vaughn's upcoming spy caper, Argylle, starring Henry Cavill.
“Well, the good news about the trailer is that that’s only cut from the first 28 minutes of the movie,” the director told TotalFilm.
“I was really, really impressed by Universal and Apple when I said, ‘I want to do a trailer from the first 28 minutes, because there is some fucking mind-blowing cool sh*t – but it wouldn’t be as great if you saw it in the trailer.’ I said, ‘Look, let’s just give everyone enough so that they understand the tone of the film, the style of the movie, the actors. And then let everyone enjoy the f*cking cinematic experience.’”
The official premise for the movie reads:
'Elly Conway (Bryce Dallas Howard), an introverted spy novelist who seldom leaves her home, is drawn into the real world of espionage when the plots of her books get a little too close to the activities of a sinister underground syndicate. When Aiden (Sam Rockwell), a spy, shows up to save her (he says) from being kidnapped or killed (or both), Elly and her beloved cat Alfie are plunged into a covert world where nothing, and no one, is what it seems'
There is certainly a cause for excitement after watching the trailer as it appears that Vaughn is back to his best with a Kingsman/Bond-esque adventure with a supremely talented cast, led by Henry Cavill and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Interestingly, this is yet another role for Cavill as a spy as he has long been a favourite to play James Bond. He was considered for the role before Daniel Craig and remains in the running currently, though he is no longer one of the favourites.
He previously played a spy in The Man from U.N.C.L.E and Mission: Impossible - Fallout.
Vaughn even admitted that he moved quickly to cast Cavill as Argylle before the Bond folks made their approach.
"I needed someone who was born to play Bond — which Henry is — and then nick him before Bond did. He plays a larger-than-life action hero with a wink. It's very different from Kingsman," he said during production.
The movie is set in the modern day but is a throwback to 1980s action movies like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon, only this time with an espionage element attached.
Action / Comedy
2024 • 139 minutes