Thanks to Warner Bros here’s the first official trailer of The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the upcoming action adventure comedy movie written and directed by Guy Ritchie and based on the hugely popular 1960s TV series of the same name:
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
“Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ centers on CIA agent Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Kuryakin (Armie Hammer). Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.”
And here’s a first yellowish poster for the film:
A higher class of hero.
Well I must I didn’t expect much from this movie adaptation. But judging from the trailer we’re in for a damn great movie. What do you think?
The release date of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is set to August 14, 2015.
Have they jettisoned the Goldsmith theme in its entirety? Trailer looks good.
Dear Folks: This snippet says Napoleon Solo is from the CIA; Illya Kuryakin is from the KGB. Something tells me this movie is akin to the remake of the “Lone Ranger” that did not sit well with the movie going audience not too long ago. If the movie completely abandons the U.N.C.L.E. image and theme, organization and gadgets, and hopes that we fans from the past are going to see this as representative of the magic of old, I think it is going to bomb. I was excited they picked this actor for Napoleon Solo because I liked him as Superman. What these writers and producer may have lost sight of is the audience – and our expectations. I had planned to be in the theater the day of release; given what I have seen – or better yet not seen, I think I will wait and hear what my fellow circa ‘1960’s’ agents think of it. One more thing – they abandon the great music theme at their peril! Best wishes.