Johnny English is to return to the silver screen.
Rowan Atkinson will reprise his role as the bumbling MI7 agent in a fourth installment of the comedy film series, which loosely spoofs James Bond.
Production is set to get underway from June with filming scheduled to take place both in the UK and Malta.
The first film in the series, simply titled Johnny English, was released in 2003, with sequel Johnny English Reborn hitting cinemas in 2011. Johnny English Strikes Again was released in 2018, and the fourth film - whose title is as yet unknown - is likely to be released next year.
Atkinson's co-stars in the previous three films have included Ben Miller, Natalie Imbruglia, John Malkovich, Gillian Anderson, Dominic West, Emma Thompson, and the cream of British comic acting talent.
Rowan Atkinson stars as the title character in Johnny English, an office-bound junior intelligence worker suddenly thrust into the spotlight when the Crown Jewels are stolen from the Tower of London and a plot is uncovered that threatens world security. A bit unseasoned but extremely enthusiastic, English is quickly outfitted with a highly-specialised automobile, armed with the ultimate in intelligence gadgetry and allowed highest access to the agency's files. All of England's hopes are resting on English...
Starring along with Atkinson are international star Natalie Imbruglia as Special Agent Lorna Campbell, renowned comedian Ben Miller as English's sidekick, Bough, and multiple Academy Award nominee John Malkovich as the very French and very crafty business magnate, Pascal Sauvage. Johnny English is a spy comedy with thrills, chills and surprises for the whole family.
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. With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI7 itself. With mere days until a heads of state conference, one man must use every trick in his playbook to protect us all. For Johnny English, disaster may be an option, but failure never is.
It 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 analogue methods, Johnny English must overcome the challenges of modern technology to make this mission a success.
First released: Monday 18th February 2019
- Distributor: Universal Pictures
- Region: B
- Discs: 3
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