U.N.C.L.E. movie: 1 star has seen TV show, 1 hasn’t

Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer (Art by Paul Baack)

Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer
(Art by Paul Baack)

Henry Cavill, who plays Napoleon Solo in the movie version of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. hasn’t seen the original 1964-68 series while Armie Hammer, the film’s Illya Kuryakin, has.

The source of this is Empire magazine, which has published a feature about the movie, scheduled to be released in August 2015. The Empire story isn’t at the publication’s website but THE COMIC BOOK MOVIE WEBSITE has a summary.

According to that summary, Cavill told Empire, “I don’t see that it was necessarily important. I just wanted to meet with Guy (Ritchie, the director) to know how he saw it.”

Hammer told the magazine, “It is completely different. If you watch the pilot episode, it just starts. It doesn’t say what U.N.C.L.E. is, who these characters are. It just goes and you have to catch up. So, this is a genesis story of U.N.C.L.E.”

The Comic Book Movie post by Josh Wilding also has what are described as the first official images from the movie. You can CLICK HERE to see it.

The series, with Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, marks its 50th anniversary next month. In the U.S., the MeTV channel will begin showing the series at 10 p.m. eastern time on Sunday, Sept. 7, as part of a weekly bloc of spy shows.

One Response

  1. it sound’s like a lack of interest on the actor’s side.
    when only one has watched the original ‘the man from u.n.c.l.e ‘
    tv series.

    I alway’s believed that when one is playing a particular person
    in history. you try and do the research on them. and if you are to
    add a little difference to the character. you do that later. so I
    don’t know what henry cavil is portraying as nepolean solo that
    the viewing audience would accept as new.

    on the other hand armie hammer has done other wise. which is
    expected. the character illya kuryakin is Russian so I suspect
    armie hammer is going to have an accent.

    however if the two actor’s bring their different style to the iconic
    secret agent’s. we hope they pay some kind of homage to the
    original classic show.

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