Kingsman prequel begins filming
Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman prequel film has begun principal photography in the south-east.
Officially untitled at the time of writing, the film is a prequel reportedly set in the early 20th century and explores the origins of the Kingsman spy agency featured in Vaughn’s previous two films.
A starry cast is reportedly on board including Daniel Brühl, Charles Dance and Rhys Ifans.
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Vaughn (pictured on the set of the first Kingsman) is also due to begin work on another instalment in the action franchise, which would follow on chronologically from Kingsman: The Golden Circle, released in 2017.
The director recently finished work on Rocketman, due for release in May, which features Kingsman star Taron Egerton as legendary singer/songwriter Elton John. Production took place at the famous Bray Studios, best known for its association with the iconic Hammer Film Productions.
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