The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has had an interesting journey to the screen. Although we’re the hugest of Quentin Tarantino fans, we’re actually thinking the film found its perfect director when “T” dropped out and Guy Ritchie stepped in.
The film (based on the popular '60s TV show) has released its first photo, featuring stars Henry Cavill (see him and watch Man of Steel online) and Armie Hammer.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. takes place during the 1960s and follows an unlikely partnership in the middle of the Cold War. Cavill’s CIA agent Napoleon Solo must work together with Russian KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) to stop a nefarious criminal group.
Ritchie’s film lands August 14, 2015 and is just one more reason that period is looking to be the best summer movie season ever!
Warner Bros. has also unveiled the film’s first synopsis:
Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie’s action adventure The Man from U.N.C.L.E., a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series.
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 and KGB agent Kuryakin. 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.
Check out the first photo in the gallery below!