Tom Cruise Eyes ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’

Guy Ritchie is directing this languishing theatrical remake of the 1960s sci-fi TV series about two organizations battling for control of Earth.

Tom Cruise is in early talks for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Tom Cruise is in early talks for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Tom Cruise is in early talks to star in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. for Warner Bros. and director Guy Ritchie.

The project is based on The Man from U.N.C.L.E. NBC TV series, which ran from 1964 to 1968. Robert Vaughn and David McCallum starred as two agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.), who did battle with the nefarious organization Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity (T.H.R.U.S.H.). No specific plot details were given for this new version.

Guy Ritchie is directing from a screenplay by Scott Z. Burns (Side Effects), which has been in various stages of development for several years. Steven Soderbergh was set to direct George Clooney in the lead role at one time, before they both dropped out back in 2011. Lionel Wigram will produce for Warner Bros. No production schedule was given.

Tom Cruise will next be seen in Oblivion, opening on April 19.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. comes to theaters August 14th, 2015 and stars Alicia Vikander, Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Hugh Grant, Jared Harris, Elizabeth Debicki, David Beckham, Daniel Westwood. The film is directed by Guy Ritchie.

Sources: Deadline

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Comments (4)

  1. CelluloidDreams

    Hell yes!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  2. Peter Gray

    Add to that Ewan McGregor as Illya Kuryakin & Sean Connery as Mr Waverly (Shhhhstation) :D

    2 years agoby @Peter-GrayFlag

  3. skywise

    With Ritchie and Cruise on board, this is easy to get behind.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

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