The sixties television show, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., is returning to theater screens in a new film by director Guy Ritchie. But don’t fret, it’s still set in 1963.
The original US television show starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum ran for four seasons starting in 1964. Although extra footage was filmed which was used to extend several television episodes for cinema release, there has never been a true movie version of this show.
Director Guy Ritchie (Snatch, Sherlock Holmes) who has also part written the film, brings this classic show to a modern audience. Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) play the two opposing agents who must work together to stop the worldwide catastrophe.
Title: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. | Release Date US: 14th August | UK: 14th August
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.