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China Daily | Updated:2017-10-20 07:49Director Matthew Vaughn (left), actors Taron Egerton (center) and Mark Strong unravel behind-the-scenes stories at a Shanghai promotional event. [Photo provided to China Daily]One of the most popular Hollywood espionage franchises in China, Kingsman-the secret spy organization based on the Mark Millar-Dave Gibbons comic-is back.The upcoming sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle will hit Chinese mainland theaters on Friday.The first movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service, was a commercial success in China, when it raked in nearly 490 million yuan ($74.5 million) in 2015 and obtained a score of up to 8.4 points out of 10 on the countrys popular film review site Douban.For the franchises director Matthew Vaughn, his expectation is “not to let the Chinese audience down”.The new film begins with Kingsmans London headquarters being destroyed by a deranged drug lord, who poisons hundreds of millions of people to force the United States to accept her business as a legal entity.Then Kingsman, in alliance with Statesman, a Kentucky-based spy organization and the US equivalent of Kingsman, and the hooligan-turned-superhero Eggsy Unwin, played by British actor Taron Egerton, team up to stop the criminal.The new movie has a lot of American elements, including cowboy-style Statesman members and the drug lords Cambodia base that looks like the 1950s US.The sequel has been released in many countries since September.Meanwhile, some movie critics say the American elements may take the shine off the franchise, which once stood out for its focus on British etiquette.”Kingsman is a celebration of British culture. But we thought it would be fun to expand it to the universe,” says Vaughn, explaining the featuring of American culture.”In the future we may find another culture to celebrate. It may be China,” says Vaughn, also known for Kick Ass (2010) and X-Men: First Class (2011).Previous1 2 3 NextPrevious1 2 3 NextRelated StoriesBona Film to raise $212m via A-share IPOHidden treasures brought to life in British film vaultTsui Harks new film to be screened in DecemberWeinstein allegations swell as film industry faces scrutinyAncient city of Pingyao to host intl film festivalPhotosAncient architecture exhibition opens at Shenyang Imperial PalaceImages present world through young photographers eyesIntl students show artistic talent at Chinese proficiency contestStudents perform traditional Pingtan opera in SuzhouIllustrators paint subway cars in HangzhouWorks of Eastern European sculptors to go on display in BeijingTop ViewsMost PopularChinese stars dazzle 2017 Bazaar Charity NightSix Chinese faces to grace Victorias Secret showThe Chinese panda shakes up famous paintingsThe evolution of Hong Kong beauty cultureChinese faces shine at the Met GalaFemale celebrities featured in Chinese-style fashion photosEditors picksHit online drama sets new record for domestic crime showsAnother dream: Children act in Chinese literature classicsVideoRediscovering ConfuciusMosuo people celebrate Mountain Worship FestivalSplendid Uygur fashion 100 years agoSpecialDragon Boat FestivalA new look: Belt and Road InitiativeBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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