The Man From U.N.C.L.E. trailer #2 and new poster were released by Warner Bros. Friday, giving us more footage of the upcoming spy reboot.
More footage means a better look at Henry Cavill (Napoleon Solo) and Armie Hammer (Illya Kuryakin), along with Alicia Vikander (Gaby Teller), Elizabeth Debicki (Victoria Vinciguerra), and Hugh Grant (Waverly). Director Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes) decided to bring back the 1960s television series — starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum — set during the Cold War.
The new Man From U.N.C.L.E. trailer is action packed, so we can better appreciate what we will see when the movie lands in theaters on August 14 in the U.S. Additionally, we got a new, awesome poster to go along with the new flick.
Featured are Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer, with Vikander and Debicki lurking in the background, which shows the Roman Colosseum, where some of the film was shot. This is the synopsis we have for The Man From U.N.C.L.E., set in the early 1960s.
“At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to stop the evildoers in their tracks. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find soon to prevent a global catastrophe.”
Fans who enjoy all things retro will really like the vintage cars and costumes seen in the Man From U.N.C.L.E. trailer. Ritchie told Coming Soon he looked for a script that “was on the market and none of them tickled my fancy” until they came across the renewal of the famous TV series.
“I always liked the tone of the TV series. I thought it’d have legs and I thought I could do a good job with it,” the director said.
For his part, Cavill said it was a fun shoot, and he enjoyed filming with co-star Armie Hammer, whom he praised extensively.
“There’s a lot of stunt work in this, and I’ll big-up Armie because he won’t do that himself. He’s been doing incredible motorbike stuff, incredible boat stuff as well. I had no idea he was so talented doing those things, his stunt double, poor guy, hardly has a chance to do anything because he’s out there doing it all by himself.”
What do you think of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. trailer and the new poster?