Argylle: the next big spy-fi movie, courtesy of a ghost? (film news)

Ever played a game of “Who’s Who?” at a Hollywood party, or in this case, “Who’s That?” because apparently, that’s the enigma we’re all trying to crack with the upcoming spy-fy movie, Argylle. It has all the makings of a Tinseltown spectacular: a bombastic cast, a promising director, and a plot so twisty it could make a pretzel weep. But the real star is an author who may or may not exist, which really adds an intriguing layer of mystery. The name’s Conway, Elly Conway. Or Ellie Conway, depending on which publisher you ask.

The story is about a world-class spy, suffering from amnesia, tricked into believing he’s a best-selling spy novelist. Classic plot, right? Well, plot twist: The spy forgets he’s a spy, but then remembers he’s a spy. It’s like Jason Bourne meets 50 First Dates. What’s not to love?

Adding more spice to the mix, Henry Cavill is to star, just as he’s taking a bow from The Witcher and Superman. Now, he’s playing a spy with amnesia thinking he’s a novelist. Talk about a triple career move. From Superman to monster slayer to… a guy who writes about people like Superman and monster slayers. But don’t worry, there’s revenge involved, so we’re sure there’ll be a fair bit of action for Cavill to flex those Man of Steel muscles.

The supporting cast is like a cinematic Avengers roll-call: Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Dua Lipa, John Cena, Samuel L. Jackson, Catherine O’Hara. Wait a minute… Dua Lipa? Yes, you read it right. Apparently, spies nowadays are not just about shaken martinis and gadgets, they’re now singing their own theme songs too. I guess we can expect some catchy tunes amidst the gunfights and high-speed chases.

But let’s get back to our mysterious author, shall we? Elly Conway. Or is it Ellie? No one’s quite sure. What we do know is, she’s got an Instagram with no posts and a two-line bio that could put John Le Carre’s MI6 history to shame. It’s almost as if she’s… in hiding. Cue the dramatic music.

We’re looking at a potential literary equivalent of a Russian nesting doll situation. Could it be that Conway’s name itself is a plot within a plot? Is the author actually a character from the book? If so, who is really writing this book? Matthew Vaughn? Jason Fuchs? A spy? An AI? Or maybe it’s just a random name picked out of a hat to keep the media spinning. In this game of Clue-meets-Hollywood, it’s not about whodunnit, but whowritit?

So, mark your calendars for February 2nd, 2024. Argylle is set to hit the big screens, promising to be a thrilling roller-coaster ride of amnesiac spies, mistaken identities, and a perhaps-fictional author who’s stolen the spotlight without even existing. It’s an intriguing mix of intrigue, action, music, and mystery. The film might be based on a book that hasn’t been released, by an author who may not exist, but hey, in a world of deep fakes and alternative facts, isn’t that just par for the course?

Argylle: the next big spy-fi movie, courtesy of a ghost? (film news)
Argylle: the next big spy-fi movie, courtesy of a ghost? (film news)


Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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