It’s an all new “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” by director Guy Ritchie.
“a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series.”
The original show ran from 1964 – 1968 and starred Robert Vaughn as Napolean Solo (played by Henry Cavill in the reboot) and David McCullum as Illya Kuryakin (now played by Armie Hammer).
Not sure anyone ever tore the boot off of a car in the original series…but it looks like it will be a fun movie.
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.”
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is due in theaters August 14, 2015