‘Johnny English Reborn’ Trailer

I probably have no business writing about the trailer for Johnny English Reborn, as I have never seen the original 2003 spy comedy. But it seems simple enough — Rowan Atkinson returns to reprising his role as “the accidental secret agent who doesn’t know fear or danger” in an adventure which puts him against “international assassins hunting down the Chinese premier.” I loved watching Atkinson as Mr. Bean when I was much younger. That show was is probably the closest thing to the Three Stooges that my generation had (am I missing anything that might be closer in comparison?). I’m generally not a fan of the action-comedy genre as a whole, and especially hate films where we’re forced to follow and cheer on bumbling idiots. So its probably better that I avoid this franchise. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Anyone clamoring for a sequel the 2003 comedy Johnny English is in luck. Not only is Johnny English Reborn now shooting in the United Kingdom, but it will now co-star Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), Dominic West (The Wire), Rosamund Pike (Die Another Day) and Daniel Kaluuya alongside Rowan Atkinson as the title character. It’ll be directed by Oliver Parker (The Importance of Being Earnest).

Johnny English is character that sort of blends Mr. Bean and James Bond in a spoof of the spy genre. Read more about the project after the jump. Read More »