Guy Ritchie the director of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and the Sherlock Holmes franchise is back with the 60’s action / thriller.

This could be a very interesting and fun movie. Guy Ritchie used to have a fair amount of pull back in the 90’s when he was doing huge numbers with his low budget British gang style films, but since his massive flop with then wife Madonna “Swept Away” he’s been trying to get his name back. The Man From U.N.C.L.E.  is loosely based on the TV Series of the same name.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E., a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series.
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.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. also stars Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), with Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows) and Hugh Grant as Waverly.


THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. opens in Australia August 13