Today Universal released the first trailer for Johnny English 2, which has been given the title Johnny English Reborn. Despite making only $23 million in the US in 2003 Johnny English made $160 million worldwide, but for some reason it took Universal 8 years to get a sequel going.
The movie sees Rowan Atkinson return as the title character alongside Rosamund Pike, Dominic West, Gillian Anderson, Burn Gorman, Mark Ivanir, Togo Igawa, Joséphine Baume, Daniel Kaluuya, and Mandi Sidhu.
Watch the trailer below:
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.
Oliver Parker (Dorin Grey, St. Trinian’s) is directing, and the film will be released October 7, 2011 in the UK. No US release date is currently set.