This trailer for THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E will leave you turned on

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In an age where rinse and repeat seems to be the phrase for most plot lines in films I was expecting to be jaded by the upcoming Man from U.N.C.L.E, a film based on the rather camp (at least looking back now) series of the 60s. Then I heard Guy Ritchie would be directing it and was instantly already a fan. The great thing about Guy Ritchie is he is able to take old material and reform it into something contemporary without making it too contrived. I really enjoyed his Sherlock Holmes films and thought the way he brought in an almost Matrix-like action element was refreshing and fun.

For those not in the know U.N.C.L.E stands for United Network Command for Law and Enforcement, a bit more of a mouthful than 007 I think. The duo team is comprised of an American agent (originally played by Robert Vaughn) and a Russian (David McCallum). Of course this time round we’re going to throw some Hollywood ‘hot right now’ into the mix in the guise of Superman’s Henry Cavil as CIA spy Napolean Solo and Lone Ranger’s Armie Hammer as KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. The trailer shows the usual quick scene jumping, tight humour and action that has made Guy Ritchie one of my go to directors when I need to relax and enjoy. Have a watch and see what you think.

Looks like a load of fun! Also, you may have noted the rather lovely Alicia Vikander of Ex-Machina fame in there along with Hugh Grant so a rather great looking cast. The Man from U.N.C.L.E will smash into your lives 14 August.

Last Updated: June 12, 2015

Nick Reay

I have been an avid fan of movies ever since I discovered Santa Clause wasn't real, a day marked in my memory by my first viewing of It's a Wonderful Life, which wasn't so wonderful that day. Since then I've watched thousands of movies and even fooled my parents into putting me through uni to get a degree in the subject. I first started writing as a journalist for The South African Newspaper before moving onto communications for an NGO trying to save the planet. Unfortunately my recommendations to the CEO that we should all don rings imbued with the powers of earth, fire, wind, water and HEART went unheard. Now I pretend the end isn't nigh by hiding in movies.

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