There’s nothing Hollywood loves to do more than remake that which has already been seen. Proving that there’s nothing new under the sun, we have seen one remake or reboot after the next over the last few years and for some franchises (hello Spiderman) we are even approaching our 3rd go-round. For every hit (Charlie’s Angels, King Kong etc.) there are dozens of flops (the just released Fantastic Four is a prime example; even the film’s director hates it) but we seem to keep coming back for more; good or bad.
Next in line for the big screen treatment, Warner Bros presents The Man From U.N.C.L.E. This Friday we will travel back to the sixties, during an icy time between the United States and Russia, as the two powers unite to stop an international criminal organization from using an Atom Bomb to destroy the world.
Starring Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) as straight-as-an-arrow CIA agent Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as KGB agent Ilyan Kuryakin, the film adds just the right amount of dazzle to the spy movie genre which, in the last 10 years, seems to have gotten a little too rooted in reality. Check out the trailer below:
Adapted from the 1960’s TV series of the same name, UNCLE takes the genre back to a time when zippy one liners, fist fights, exotic locales, fancy suits and skimpy dresses were enough to enchant audiences and save the world without missing a beat. With major spy franchises like James Bond and The Bourne Identity leaving theatre goers shaken and stirred with their cinematic realness, it’s refreshing to have a little old school spy story brought to life with a little sixties swagger.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E opens across theatres in Canada on August 14th, 2015.