Watch: Guy Ritchie's 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.' 5-Min Comic-Con Trailer
"America teaming up with Russia - that doesn't sound very friendly." During the Warner Bros panel in Hall H at Comic-Con 2015, the studio showed an extended 5-minute sizzle reel of footage from Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E., his 60's spy action thriller. Starring Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill as KGB and CIA (respectively) who must team up during the Cold War and work together to prevent a terrorist from using an atomic bomb. We've already seen two trailers for this movie before, but now they're going all out with showing so much footage, but this looks like so much fun. I'm actually really looking forward to seeing it, I'm a fan of Guy Ritchie's movies and this seems like his anti-Bond Bond movie. And I am down for that.
Here's the new 5-minute Comic-Con trailer for Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E., direct from WB:
At the height of the Cold War, CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) must put aside longstanding hostilities to 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, the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe. Guy Ritchie (Snatch) directs The Man from U.N.C.L.E. from a script by Lionel Wigram (Sherlock Holmes) and the film will arrive late this summer on August 14th. So?
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
Long live the good old cold war! And this looks mighty entertaining! I even like Hammer in this one! Could be a career changer for him.
Nash on Jul 11, 2015
I don't know about this one, Alex. I too have liked some of Ritchie's films. I thought the Downey, Jr. and Jude Law Sherlock Holmes movies were funny and they had an excellent case with those two. But these two male leads here? They are so bland and boring with no inner life or anything going on behind their eyes I can't see watching them for a couple of hours. Ritchie seems to be making some bad casting choices as far as I'm concerned. He cast that awful Hunnman guy for Sons of Anarchy in his upcoming King Arthur movie and I was disappointed to hear that. I like the whole King Arthur stuff and the Clive Owens film was watchable as was the Gere Sean Connerry one. One good thing is Ritchie cast the wonderful Vanaker gal from Ex Machina, but she doesn't belong in this thing.
Bo on Jul 11, 2015
Incredibly serious thought about a lot of not so serious movies. However, I have, seriously, to disagree about one thing: second movie about Sherlock Holmes under the rule of Guy Ritchie was bloody awful. Almost amateurish kind of film ...
shiboleth on Jul 12, 2015
Thanks, you got a chuckle out of me as you're right about the 'serious thought' sentence, although I must confess to not being 'serious' about this. You're right again about the second Holmes movie. I was having thoughts of that as I was posting, but just let it slide. So, good point. In the end, though, as you made clear, these movies are pretty silly anyway...so who cares? Righto? Thanks again for making your points.
Bo on Jul 12, 2015
Thank you for your afterthoughts and for answering back, too ...
shiboleth on Jul 13, 2015
You're welcome. Until we meet again.....take care.
Bo on Jul 13, 2015
Considering the two characters maybe bland totally works?
Bl00dwerK on Jul 14, 2015
Well, that's an interesting perspective to take. My first thought was, okay, but bland is not a very interesting thing to experience for any length of time. So, I looked up bland in the dictionary and the actual definition was interesting...'characterized by a moderate, undisturbing, or tranquil quality'...and...pleasant in manner, soothing and mild. Ummmm....however...the 2nd def goes on to what I believed bland to mean, which is...lacking distinctive character, 'dull'. lol... You see, it's the dull thing that troubles me....lol... Thanks for your take.
Bo on Jul 14, 2015
Looks good. Looks very good. Richie's films are all enjoyable to me. Hammer and Cavill are like a dream team for B-List "Handsomes".
DAVIDPD on Jul 11, 2015
Looks like it could be a new Bond, only fun and entertaining.
Dotpols on Jul 11, 2015
Why don't they just show the whole film in the process? And, besides, it seems that Cavil, if that Superman gig falls apart, could be making his way to be a new Bond, right?
shiboleth on Jul 12, 2015
This trailer was cut WAY better than the predecessor. Gives it more of the period piece 60's vibe. Looks like James Bond-lite. I'll probably matinee it or wait for the $3 cheap theaters.
RAW_D on Jul 13, 2015
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