Starting in 1964, Robert Vaughn and David McCallum started in the hit TV series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E” as U.S. and Russian agents, Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. The series had a total of 105 episodes from 1964 through 1968 and also led to 8 films. This unlikely pairing of U.S. and Russian agents proved to be highly successful.
Guy Ritchie and Warner Bros are about to reboot the series as a film franchise and we can’t WAIT! Today we get our first look at Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer as the famous C.I.A. and KGB agents in the all-new: “The Man From U.N.C.L.E..”
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.
“The Man from U.N.C.L.E” also stars Alicia Vikander (“Anna Karenina”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby”), with Jared Harris (“Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows”), and Hugh Grant as Waverly.
The screenplay was written by Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, who previously collaborated on re-imagining the classic detective Sherlock Holmes in two hit films. The story is by Jeff Kleeman & David Campbell Wilson and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, based on the television series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”
John Davis (“Chronicle”), Steve Clark-Hall (“RocknRolla,” the “Sherlock Holmes” films), Wigram and Ritchie produced the film, with David Dobkin serving as executive producer.
“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” by Warner Bros. and Guy Ritchie, opens in theaters this summer on opens Friday, August 14, 2015. Stay up to date on this movie by checkout out the OFFICIAL WEBSITE and FACEBOOK pages.