This year’s remake/adaptation of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. remains in the lead this year for our best marketed theatrical release. Each teaser and trailer has been so stunningly executed that it actually makes us almost forget that it features the stars of Man of Steel and The Lone Ranger. The theme is style and specifically retro style. And Henry Cavill makes a much better James Bond type than a classic superhero.
You have so many ways to turn with a modern remake of a classic property. You can update the setting to the present day. You can spoof the original. Or you can do what The Man from U.N.C.L.E. appears to be doing: Giving a faithful attempt to update to the original in its original place and time.
More than five minutes long, the latest trailer, released earlier today at San Diego Comic-Con, may be trying a bit too hard and certainly may be in need of an edit. Yet if any of the style in these trailers (seen here and here previously at borg.com), makes it into this movie we might have a winner on our hands. In fact, it looks like loyalists to the original could probably forget this is the same universe and be able to enjoy this movie on its own merits. It just looks that good.
So check it out–the latest too cool trailer for The Man from U.N.C.L.E., starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, and Hugh Grant:
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. arrives in theaters August 14, 2015.