Argylle will go to Apple TV+ at a price of US$200 million (approximately Rs 1,484 crore). Apple has purchased the global rights to Matthew Vaughn’s next spy film, which is adapted from writer Allie Conway’s forthcoming spy novel of the same name. If you want to know that Apple is paying $200 million for an unestablished property, this may be due to Vaughn’s qualifications and mountain of cast. Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Brian Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, Samuel Jackson and singer Dua Lipa ( Also a composer) will star in Argyll.Vaughan’s most famous works are “Kingsman: Secret Service”, “X-Men: First Class” and kick ass.
“I’m very happy to be working with Apple to bring the most fascinating spy thriller I have ever read to the only streaming service that can create a franchise of this scale and quality for a global audience,” Vaughan told the deadline. A statement said that this first brought the news that Argyle was sold to Apple TV+. Although Apple also confirmed the transaction, it did not disclose how much it paid for Argyll. After acquiring the Tetris biopic about game development led by Taron Edgerton, this continued Apple’s relationship with Vaughan’s Marv Films.
Vaughan will direct Argyll on Apple TV+ based on the script of writer Jason Fox. “Argyll” (book) is scheduled to be published on September 29, 2022 by Transworld Press, a subsidiary of Penguin Random House. Director Kingsman is also the producer of the Argyll film, along with Adam Bolling and David Reid. Zygi Kamasa, Carlos Peres, Claudia Vaughn and Adam Fishbach will serve as the executive producers of “Argyll”. There is no word yet on when Vaughan’s next spy movie will start shooting.
For Apple, Argylle became another big acquisition. It invested $200 million in Martin Scorsese’s next film, “The Flower Moon Killer,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Appe TV+ has paid US$120 million (approximately 8.9 billion rupees) for the slavery thriller “Liberation” directed by Will Smith. Both films are currently in production. “The Flower Moon Killer” will first be shown in theaters (Paramount Pictures is also involved) before going to Apple TV+. And Ridley Scott’s Kitbag, played by Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte, and Judy Comer as his wife.
Although all these films seem to have been completed, Argyll is expected to launch a 007 Bond-style franchise. US$200 million is just the first photo. Although it is a brand new asset, it is comparable to the number of the sequel to Knives Out, which was recently sold to Netflix.
Photo credit: Dua Lipa photo by Daniel Åhs Karlsson, Bryce Dallas Howard photo by Dick Thomas Johnson, and John Cena photo by Gage Skidmore, with Creative Commons permission. The Bryan Cranston photo was taken by Matt Petit, the Sam Rockwell photo was taken by Kyusung Gong, the Henry Cavill photo was taken by Greg Harbaugh, and the Samuel L. Jackson photo was taken by John Farrell and provided by AMPAS. Catherine O’Hara photo courtesy of CBC.