Yesterday saw a new batch of images and the first official poster for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. land online. Most of the time when that happens, the first trailer for that movie will shortly follow, and that’s exactly the case for the adaptation of the 1960s television show with the same name. While it hasn’t been high on the radar for many people, it might now as the first trailer, starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer (among others), brings the spy action, charm, and style.
In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.
I had said yesterday that I hoped the first trailer would keep my excitement going after seeing the images and first poster, and I’ve got to say, this trailer without a doubt did that. A spy movie that looks like it will bring the action, the charm of our heroes, that specific style, and complete and total fun. Even though Tom Cruise was originally in the lead, I actually like seeing Cavill in that spot. He brings a different type of charm and style that I don’t think Cruise would’ve brought to the role, plus he’s already got the Mission: Impossible franchise!
I’m very excited and interested to watch Cavill and Armie Hammer team-up as American and Russian spies, it’s a pretty cool dynamic – plus the supporting cast is really solid. It looks like a super cool, entertaining, and fun movie.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is set for August 14th, 2015. Directed by Guy Ritchie starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Hugh Grant, and Jared Harris.