Sixties series “The Man from UNCLE” comes to silver screen

“No, I worked with someone that I still hate”, says Hammer jokingly… or maybe he’s serious?


Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, director Guy Ritchie ” s stylish remake of the 1960s NBC classic The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement) would fight the nefarious villains of THRUSH, trade quips and romance the latest ingenue. The fight sequences were cartoonish and camp.

The 1964-68 series starred suave Robert Vaughn as the womanizing American secret agent Napoleon Solo, David McCallum (“NCIS”) as his enigmatic partner, Russian Illya Kuryakin, and Leo G. Carroll as their boss, Alexander Waverly. 14 starring Henry Cavill as Solo and Armie Hammer as Kuryakin in all probability do not realize the unique TV collection existed – not to mention know of the present’s impression on child boomers. Fleming had begun writing about a character named Napoleon Solo who was going to be a Central Intelligence Agency agent, noted Hargrove, who has directed a dance documentary called “Tap World” now playing at the Nuart Theater.

“There’s definitely a difference, they’re at two opposite ends of the spectrum”, Cavill said. “Whether it was the clothes, the cars, the movies, or the design, the Sixties really marked the beginning of the modern age”. But also people who have never seen The Man from U.N.C.L.E. will be able to watch this, and they don’t need context.

“Let’s say the DC Universe keeps growing: they haven’t announced any more standalone Superman movies, but they may well do”.


But that rescue effort went seriously wrong the first time.

Sneak peek: The Man from U.N.C.L.E