Screenwriter Jane Goldman Says ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is “Crazier Than the First One”

     October 4, 2016

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Now playing in theaters is Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Based on the novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs, the film stars Asa Butterfield as a young boy who stumbles upon a secret refuge for supernaturally gifted youngsters, headed up by the mysterious Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) only to learn that the children are in danger from ever-growing malevolent forces. The film also stars Samuel L. JacksonElla Purnell, Judi DenchChris O’Dowd, Allison JanneyTerence StampKim Dickens, and Rupert Everett and was scripted by Jane Goldman (Kick-AssX-Men: First Class). As a fan of Burton’s work, I’m happy to report the film is a lot of fun. It’s also one of those times where the material and director are perfectly suited for one another. Definitely recommended.

At the New York City press day, I sat down with Jane Goldman for an exclusive interview. She talked about collaborating with Tim Burton, writing for budget, how she likes to work, if she has a lot of unproduced screenplays, and more. In addition, with Goldman having written the first Kingsman: The Secret Service and the sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, with Matthew Vaughn, I asked her about the action and story and she revealed the sequel is “more crazy than the first one.” Check out what she had to say in the video above.

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