For a long dead TV property, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. looks like it might have fallen into the right hands. Director Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes) has now released two stylish and compelling trailers–two of the best previews we’ve seen this year–for a late summer movie release that we didn’t think we’d have any reason to be interested in.
If the movie matches the previews, we have another “international man of mystery” story to look forward to–a James Bond with the retro-cinematography feel of the BBC’s TV adaptation of Michael Dibdin’s Zen novels. Despite the fact that the film features the stars of the failed Man of Steel and The Lone Ranger reboots, we have some hope for this one, so long as it can avoid going the way of Johnny Depp’s Dark Shadows.
Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, and Hugh Grant star in this relook at Robert Vaughn and David McCallum’s classic agents for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.). Cavill fills in for Vaughn as Napoleon Solo and Hammer for McCallum as Russian Illya Kuryakin.
We now have a new poster for the film and a new trailer. We previewed the first trailer at borg.com back in February here. Check out this new trailer:
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is getting a top notch Hollywood marketing spin. Take a look at the movie’s official website here. If you can’t get enough of the music in these previews, check out the full songs here, especially this Brazilian funky gem by Tom Zé:
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. hits theaters August 14, 2015.