Warner Brothers is bringing the popular 1960s spy television show The Man from U.N.C.L.E. to the big screen. This film will be set in the same time period as the show (the 1960s); however, to modernize this classic, Warner Brothers cast some of Hollywood’s most popular actors including Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Armie Hammer (The Social Network) and Hugh Grant (Cloud Atlas). This spy thriller looks to piggyback on the massive success of other summer spy flicks like Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation.
This reboot of the television show focuses on CIA agent Solo (Henry Cavill) having to join forces with KGB agent Illya (Armie Hammer) to stop an organization attempting to multiply the number of nuclear weapons. The key to stopping this organization is with the daughter of a missing German scientist. With Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, Snatch) in the director’s chair, we can expect some interesting camera angles and well-timed slow motion.
While this film is not the Henry Cavill movie we are waiting for, it has the potential to be one of his most popular. This movie will attract older audiences as well as the younger crowd because it is adapted from the television show and features some of the most popular actors of this generation. We will have to wait until August 14 to see if the film lives up to the television series.
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