'Johnny English Strike Again' official trailer 2: Johnny will enter the realm of virtual reality this October
After showing off his spying skills in 'Johnny English' and 'Johnny English Reborn,' Atkinson is now back with his signature comic relief.
Sir. Rowan Atkinson is back to play the quirky badass British spy. The latest trailer for 'Johnny English Strikes Again' shows him bring down the bad guys in his old, peculiar style. While Atkinson reprises his role as Johnny, he will be joined by Ben Miller who will also be returning to play Johnny's sidekick, Angus Bough. The David Kerr-directed film has been written by William Davies, who has been the co-writer of the previous two films in the franchise.
When a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, the country’s only hope, Rowan Atkinson a.k.a. Johnny is called out of retirement. Johnny's new mission is his most critical to date: Dive headfirst into action to find the mastermind hacker. A man with few skills and analog methods, he must overcome the challenges of modern technology—or his newest mission will become the Secret Service’s last.
Watch the latest trailer below:
Atkinson will be also joined by Emma Thompson, who is playing the role of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and Olga Kurylenko, who is starring as Ophelia. And while the first trailer already sets up the film's plot, the second trailer focuses more on the other characters' take on the spy.
The third installment in the franchise will see our favorite British spy fight crime with the help of modern technology, as he tries to figure out the utility of a VR headset. It seems like, from the trailers, that Johnny will now face his enemies in a virtual world through gaming platforms, but that might take a toll on the way he behaves in real life. The slapstick comic style, which Atkinson has mastered in the portrayal of his signature character Mr. Bean, prevails throughout the trailer hinting at the fact that Johnny English can never be complete without his humor.
The so-called 'James Bond' spoof which began its franchise back in 2003, was co-written by the original Bond writers Neal Puvis and Robert Wade, along with William Davies who has written the script for the third film which tells the story of the now-retired MI-7 agent, Johnny English.
The first installation which was produced on a budget of just $40 million, went on to earn over $160 million at the global box office. The second installment, 'Johnny English Reborn' (2011) received a similarly overwhelming response. While Sir Rowan Atkinson is clearly the charm of the film, it will be a pleasure watching him on screen after quite a long time.