Fans waiting for Guy Ritchie’s updated take on “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” were disappointed to learn that the Warner Bros. film was pushed back 7 months from its January 2015 release. News regarding the film has been almost as clandestine as the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement’s very own operations, but Warner Bros have finally unveiled the first look at the August 14, 2015 film this morning.
Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) stars as Napoleon Solo, originally played by Robert Vaughn and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) stars as Illya Kuryakin, originally played by David McCallum. The film also stars Jared Harris, Elizabeth Debicki, Luca Calvani, and Hugh Grant as Mr. Waverly.
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.