It’s been a long and turbulent journey for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. along the way to the silver screen, losing the likes of George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh and star Tom Cruise along the way. But it looks as though the wheels are finally beginning to ease into motion on Guy Ritchie’s espionage adaptation, as Warner Bros. has revealed the very first image for the film, which stars Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer.
Now, sharp-suited and slightly retooled for its release next August, the spy thriller will take place during the height of the Cold War, a trying time that forces Cavill and Hammer’s characters — Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, respectively — to forget about personal rivalries and instead work together to bring down a criminal oorganization The Man From U.N.C.L.E. will also tap into the paranoia of the period, focusing on the ownership of nuclear weapons with the power to level entire cities.
Ex Machina‘s Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki and Jared Harris will join Cavill and Hammer for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. when Ritchie’s adaptation arrives in theaters on August 14, 2015.
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.