Sky Movies have now got a new clip from the film that’s quite a bit of fun, putting Rowan Atkinson’s James Bond-esque English into a Q-like laboratory filled with gadgets.
The film opened in fifteen international markets at the weekend, Deadline report, excluding the UK and the USA, and it had a strong performance, earning $11.7m. and taking the #1 spot in thirteen of the fifteen territories, which is pretty impressive stuff. The first film took a total of $160m. at the box office, and Deadline report that the film is on track to take more than $150m. outside of America, so if it stays on track, it could well surpass the original film’s takings after its 28th October release in the States.
“Synopsis: Rowan Atkinson returns to the role of the accidental secret agent who doesn’t know fear or danger in the comedy spy-thriller Johnny English Reborn. In his latest adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in Her Majesty’s Secret Service must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. In the years since MI7?s top spy vanished off the grid, he has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier’s life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action.”
The film is directed by Oliver Parker (Dorian Gray), from a script co-written by Atkinson, Hamish McColl (Mr. Bean’s Holiday), and William Davies (Johnny English, How To Train Your Dragon), and it also stars Rosamund Pike, Dominic West, Gillian Anderson, Richard Schiff, and Atkinson’s Blackadder co-star, Tim McInnerny, as Patch Quartermain, with whom English can be seen in this new clip. The film is set to come out here on 7th October, and we can hopefully look forward to it getting a brilliant domestic opening just as it’s been doing abroad. The new clip seems not to have an embed code, so you can enjoy it by clicking here.