Guy Ritchie’s last two films have been the hugely successful and highly entertaining Sherlock Holmes films, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Now he returns with The Man From U.N.C.L.E, which is based on the famous television series and will star Man of Steel, Henry Cavill, and The Lone Ranger, Armie Hammer, as two enemy spies who have to team up to take on a bigger threat. The film has had a tumultuous build up, with a number of different stars in place who dropped out, as well as originally having director Steven Soderbergh at the helm. But after a lot of changes, it’s made it to the big screen, and it looks like a typical Guy Ritchie type of action-caper.
The action looks to be wild, exciting and over the top, and the dialogue sounds like Ritchie’s trademark wise cracking, sarcastic humor. With Swedish actress Alicia Vikander on board, as well as a number of other beautiful women, there is certainly going to be plenty of sexiness mixed in with the hilarious bravado of the two leading mean. Cavill will play the American agent Napoleon Solo, while Hammer will play Russian KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. The two seem like a good combination, and are both young talents on the cusp of really doing some big things in Hollywood.
While this is not a film that I’d usually have on my radar, I have an awful lot of faith in Guy Ritchie after films like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, RocknRolla and of course Sherlock Holmes. He’s a great director with a very unique style, and if he’s at the helm of The Man From U.N.C.L.E is half as good as those it’ll be worth our time.
The film is set to hit theaters on August 14th, 2015.