First Trailer for THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.

Even when the summer movie season feels like it might be a rather dry one compared to previous years it always begins to reaffirm its status as the premiere time of year for would-be blockbusters by the time March rolls around as we're knee-deep in trailers for non-superhero properties that we didn't necessarily know a lot about before they went into production. In the last twenty-four hours we've received trailers for what could possibly be the biggest comedy of the summer, Cameron Crowe's latest and now we have our first look at Guy Ritchie's (Snatch, Sherlock Holmes) re-imagining of the 1960's television show, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. I have no prior knowledge of the British television show that starred Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, but given the credentials this new version has going for it I'm definitely intrigued. Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Armie Hammer (The Social Network) star as two opposing agents from the CIA and KGB who are forced to team-up in order to stop a mysterious criminal organization working to create numerous nuclear weapons. The trailer looks to be a lot of fun as Ritchie's trademark energy is fully intact and any number of the frames could be taken from a bygone era Bond film. The film looks to perfectly balance the style, action, humor and depth in a way that Cavill and Hammer will be doing much of the complimentary lifting to Ritchie's distinct style. Hammer especially looks to be having a lot of fun here while Cavill seems to purposefully be playing it so straight the humor will naturally float to the surface. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. also stars Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant, Elizabeth Debicki, Jared Harris and opens  on August 14th.

Synopsis: 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.

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