Johnny English Strikes Again

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edited April 2018 in International Movies

“JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN” IN HILARIOUS FIRST TRAILER



British intelligence has changed. But Johnny English plays by his own rules. Watch the first trailer of the spy comedy Johnny English Strikes Again which has just been released Universal Pictures.


Johnny English Strikes Again is the third installment of the Johnny English comedy series, with Rowan Atkinson returning as the much loved accidental secret agent. The new adventure begins when a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, leaving Johnny English as the secret service’s last hope. Called out of retirement, English dives head first into action with the mission to find the mastermind hacker. As a man with few skills and analog methods, Johnny English must overcome the challenges of modern technology to make this mission a success.

Johnny English Strikes Again stars Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko, Emma Thompson and Jake Lacy. Directed by David Kerr, the frilm is written by William Davies and produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Chris Clark.

In Philippine cinemas soon, Johnny English Strikes Again is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

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  • Laurence_writerLaurence_writer Sui Generis PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I've just seen the trailer and Johnny English is as funny as ever! Hahaha

    Can't wait to see this one.
  • TheSVTheSV Member PEx Rookie ⭐
    Missed seeing Rowan Atkinson for quite some time already.
  • TheSVTheSV Member PEx Rookie ⭐
    Kelan showing nito?
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    @TheSV Sept. 19 is the original playdate but I think it will be moved, will confirm
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    @TheSV OCT. 24 is now the updated local release date 
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    Release date moved up to Oct. 10 @TheSV

  • SamanthaBSamanthaB PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐ PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I've also seen the trailer and Rowan Atkinson really does not disappoint. Looking forward to watching this! 
  • Digi_Movie_GuyDigi_Movie_Guy PEx Rookie ⭐ PEx Rookie ⭐
    edited September 2018
    I am definitely going to watch Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)! Rowan Atkinson is super funny from Mr. Bean until now! You can check an app called "Popcorn App" for the showtimes. :)

    https://bit.ly/2NtDLUS
  • TheSVTheSV Member PEx Rookie ⭐
    forg said:
    Release date moved up to Oct. 10 @TheSV

    Good to know pero final na ba yan? Saw a standee of it recently saying sa October 24 pa raw.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    @TheSV yup final na
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    ACTION COMEDY “JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN” UNLEASHES NEW TRAILER



    He’s back doing what he does best.  Universal Pictures has released the brand new trailer for the spy comedy Johnny English Strikes Again starring Rowan Atkinson (the Johnny English films), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and Emma Thompson (Beauty and the Beast).  

    Check out the trailer below and watch Johnny English Strikes Again in Philippine cinemas October 10.

    About Johnny English Strikes Again 

    The UK is in peril.  Five days before the PM is to host her first G12 summit, MI7’s security is breached and every agent in the field identified and exposed.   The only hope of finding the perpetrator is to bring an agent out of retirement, but with most of them either dead or close to it, the head of MI7 is left with only one choice, and his name is English… Johnny English.  

    Casting aside his job as a teacher, Johnny English accepts his mission, but things have changed since he was last in the field; guns and gadgets have been replaced by digital phones, sports cars by electric hatchbacks.  English is aghast, but quickly finds a way around this new protocol, reasoning that it takes an analogue approach to catch a digital mastermind.  And so, blowing the dust off the fully loaded Aston Martin, digging out the exoskeleton suit and magnetic boots, arming himself with transmitter sherbet dips and exploding ear buds and retrieving Bough from the forgotten basement of MI7, English embarks on his mission.

    Johnny English Strikes Again is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/; Twitter at https://twitter.com/uipmoviesph and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/ 

     

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE WHEN “JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN

    In Universal Pictures’ new action-comedy Johnny English Strikes Againwhat ensues is a battle of wit versus the witless, mastermind versus Mr Mindless, high tech versus analogue as Johnny English lurches from one mishap to the next.   

     

    in Philippine cinemas October 10, the film stars Rowan Atkinson (the Johnny English films), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and Emma Thompson (Beauty and the Beast).  

     



    Five days before the British Prime Minister is to host her first G12 summit, MI7’s security is breached and every agent in the field identified and exposed.   The only hope of finding the perpetrator is to bring an agent out of retirement, but with most of them either dead or close to it, the head of MI7 is left with only one choice, and his name is English… Johnny English.  

     

    As the film’s story process unfolded, the filmmakers hit on a theme: analog versus digital. From this, the plot and villain for Johnny English Strikes Again began to take shape.

     

    A man who perhaps was more in his prime in the pre-digital days, Johnny English remains the perfect symbol for the analog world. “The more the world becomes digitized, the more extraordinary analog is,” says screenwriter William Davies. “There’s something so physical and appealing about it. And of course analog has an advantage over the digital high tech of 21st Century. Analog is invisible to the digital world.”

     

    Representing the hi-tech digital world is American billionaire Jason Volta, the head of a tech company who meets with the Prime Minister to convince her to hand Britain’s digital security matters over to his company. While the PM also pressures EU leaders to do the same, little does she realize that Volta is the one behind the security breach and the accompanying ransom demand. While Johnny English stumbles upon his scheme, when nobody believes him, he must set out to find proof.

     

    With Johnny brought back to MI7, the plot and characters began to be fleshed out for a story that takes Johnny English from London to the French Riviera and finally Scotland. As Atkinson explains, the script development comes down to two factors: “Is this an appropriate joke for Johnny English and is it a good enough joke?” His task is to ensure the tone of the ideas remain consistent with the Johnny English character – “this spy who’s not as good as he thinks he is”.

     

    Davies praises Atkinson for his innate comic sensibilities and the way he understands the Johnny English character. “The thing about Rowan is he knows exactly what's true to the character and the way the character is going to be in a certain situation. Certain things are too big or too wacky.  It has to feel real and it has to feel true, otherwise it doesn't work. The world around Johnny has to feel as real as possible to be funny. Rowan is very careful about how that stuff is calibrated.”

     

    Johnny English Strikes Again is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/; Twitter at https://twitter.com/uipmoviesph and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/ 

     

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    OLGA KURYLENKO BRINGS ON THE GLAM IN “JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN




    No spy movie is complete without a glamorous side-kick and for Universal Pictures’ Johnny English Strikes Again, Rowan Atkinson has an actual Bond girl to spar with: Olga Kurylenko, who starred opposite Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace.  

    Kurylenko has garnered international recognition for her critically acclaimed work in film and television. Her most recent films include The Water Diviner (with Russell Crowe), Oblivion (with Tom Cruise) and Seven Psyhopaths (with Colin Farrell).

    In Johnny English Strikes Again, Kurylenko plays Ophelia, who – when Johnny first meets her – is working as the assistant to American tech billionaire Jason Volta. “In the beginning she’s a mysterious character,” says Kurylenko. “You don’t know what she’s about and who she is.” While her true identity is only revealed later on, Johnny English falls for her. “He’s immediately attracted to her and he thinks he’s going to have some sort of romance,” the actress adds. Needless to say, Johnny is way off the mark.

    Kurylenko is no stranger to espionage tales, having starred in 007 adventure Quantum of Solace, and fitted in perfectly with what screenwriter William Davies envisaged for the character. “We always imagined somebody who could exist in a world not dissimilar to a Bond movie.  It’s tough because the world the other characters inhabit has to be real; in reaction to what Johnny is doing it has to be grounded in reality. They can’t be funny. They have to react to him in a real way, and Olga is incredibly good,” says Davies.

    Director David Kerr calls Kurylenko a “revelation” in Johnny English Strikes Again. “She’s a really fine comic actress. And she understands how to downplay some of the performance. Again, it’s about rooting Johnny in a believable world. So a lot of what Olga does…she earths quite a bit of what Rowan might be doing in a scene. But more than that, she brings her own kind of comic intelligence and understanding to it.”

     In Philippine cinemas October 10, Johnny English Strikes Again is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/; Twitter at https://twitter.com/uipmoviesph and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/ 

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    edited October 2018

    ROWAN ATKINSON “STRIKES AGAIN” AS “JOHNNY ENGLISH”


    Acclaimed British comedy superstar Rowan Atkinson returns to his iconic, bumbling superspy role in Universal Pictures’ Johnny English Strikes Again (in Philippine cinemas October 10).

     


     

    In the film, five days before the British PM (Emma Thompson) is to host her first G12 summit, MI7’s security is breached and every agent in the field identified and exposed.   The only hope of finding the perpetrator is to bring an agent out of retirement, but with most of them either dead or close to it, the head of MI7 is left with only one choice, and his name is English… Johnny English.  

     

    With Rowan Atkinson as Johnny English, the jokes will always be free-flowing. “I enjoy visual jokes and I enjoy silly movement and I enjoy falling over,” says Atkinson, who seems delighted that Johnny English Strikes Again features plenty of the above.

     



    “Rowan knows exactly how to communicate with his entire body, and how to make that part of the comedy,” says director David Kerr. “So you’d be mad not to embrace that when you’re planning the shots.”

     

    Timing is everything, of course. Take the scene where Johnny English first meets Ophelia (Olga Kurylenko). Entering a swanky bar, he orders a ‘London Lemming’, much to the bemusement of the barman and our heroine Ophelia. The epitome of suave sophistication, as befits an agent of Her Majesty’s Secret Service, he toasts Ophelia, takes a sip and gets the cocktail umbrella stuck up his nose. Mastering the art of getting a cocktail umbrella stuck up the nose is not the work of a moment.  It can be a painstaking process, just because Rowan is at the heart of what makes it funny.   

     

    The comedy evolves further as Johnny mistakes a sleeping pill for the Instant Release High Energy Pills. Dressed in white, a homage to Saturday Night Fever, he catapults himself across the dance floor, limbs moving in all directions. Achieving that sense of discord and chaos is a very exact science. David Kerr brought on choreographer Litza Bixler, with whom he had worked before, and together they shaped the dancing sequence with Rowan.

     

    The three spent time identifying the music, the tone and where the physical comedy was going to be set. “We loosely structured everything, but always leaving breadth in there for improvisation,” says Bixler. “You work with the unique things he can do. It’s not about achieving a precise performance, but getting the balance between Rowan’s own precision and the fact that the character shouldn’t be too precise.  He’s a precise thinker, which is an interesting contrast to his character.”

     

    For Atkinson, it felt like a crossover to another of his most famous characters. “It’s the kind of dancing that probably Mr. Bean would do, but of course we can excuse it by the fact that Johnny English is on drugs while he’s doing it…prescription drugs in a sense, but nevertheless he’s sort of on cloud nine. So that’s how we can get Johnny English to do very un-Johnny English things.”

     

    Of course, this is just one of the numerous Atkinson-inspired comic set-pieces that will tickle audiences watching Johnny English Strikes Again. From leading his pupils on a training exercise through the forest to scaling Volta’s yacht in magnetic boots, working undercover as a waiter, to the meticulously choreographed Virtual Reality sequence, the possibilities are endless and perfectly tailored to Atkinson’s comic genius. “It’s that physicality that people of all generations endlessly find funny,” says producer Tim Bevan. “He’s got this fantastic elastic face and elastic body that lends itself to physical comedy like virtually no one else in the world.”

     

    Just as Johnny English strikes again…so does Rowan Atkinson.

     

    Johnny English Strikes Again is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/; Twitter athttps://twitter.com/uipmoviesph and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/ 

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