One of the new images from Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E. looks like it could have come straight out of a Bond movie. The film based on the 1960s television series stars Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo, a CIA agent forced to work with a KBG agent (Armie Hammer) to stop an international crime organization. As someone who knows absolutely nothing about the original show, it’s tough to judge the movie’s potential, but there’s certainly appeal in seeing Cavill and Hammer team up, and these are also some fairly striking visuals.
“I think it’s quite cool and stylish. It’s set in the 60s, sort of mid 60s, and so the costumes, the sets, the hairdos and the sunglasses just kind of rock. They’re just cool. And visually it should be amazing. It’s set in Italy, Greece and London, and it’s like, you know, a sort of throwback to those 60s thrillers.”
You can check out the new The Man from U.N.C.L.E. images below and be sure to check back later today for the film’s very first trailer. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is due in theaters on August 14th and also stars Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, and Jared Harris.
Here’s the official synopsis for 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.