As you might have expected, when Guy Ritchie takes on the iconic 1960s spy-fi series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., the result is cool-looking, self-mocking, and full of funny action. At least, this first trailer makes the U.N.C.L.E. movie look like a total blast.
In this new version of U.N.C.L.E., Henry Cavill (aka Superman) is Napoleon Solo, the suave American spy who has to team up with the Russian Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer, aka the Lone Ranger). They have to team up to stop a rogue organization that's got its own nukes, etc. Mostly, there is zany "I work alone" humor, and clashing heroic styles, along with funny stunts. If this movie were directed by anyone but Ritchie, it would risk being somewhat humdrum and nostalgic — but this looks like it's genuinely a blast. Good use of the Temptations, too.
Man from U.N.C.L.E. is out in August. [via EW]