Rowan Atkinson to reprise role in Johnny English 2
I really love Mr. Bean. Rowan Atkinson is a hilarious physical comedic performer but I was a little hesitant about Johnny English when it came out in 2003. My trepidation came mostly because we already have a successful bumbling British spy in AUSTIN POWERS. However, I was surprised that I found the film mediocre rather than horrible. But that doesn’t stop me from wondering why anyone would make a sequel. Universal Pictures has announced that they will resuscitate the bumbling British spy pic with a sequel tentatively to start this August.
Universal has suffered a string of disappointments with recent adult driven serious pics like PUBLIC ENEMIES, STATE OF PLAY and GREEN ZONE. Maybe a lighter comedic route isn’t such a bad idea. Oliver Parker (AN IDEAL HUSBAND) is on board to direct.