'Kingsman' came to life over a friendly beer

February 12, 2015 1:11 PM

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The idea for "Kingsman: The Secret Service," English screenwriter/director Matthew Vaughn explained in a recent phone call, came over beer.

"Sitting down in a pub, pouring back several pints of Guinness" with comic book maestro Mark Millar, his collaborator on the cartoonish, gory "Kick-Ass," the pair felt a twinge of nostalgia. They longed for a throwback to the golden age of spy movies with charm.

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