Following the thrilling extended trailer that arrived at Comic-Con, and a photo gallery that contained over 35 gorgeous high-res photos, Warner Bros. has delivered 3 new clips from The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. This sneak peek is action packed, and puts director Guy Ritchie's signature style on display. Stars Henry Cavill (Napoleon Solo) and Armie Hammer (Illya Kuryakin) are put through the paces in a couple of chase scenes that take place on land and in the water. And if that wasn't enough, we also get to see the duo take to the sky as they set out to dismantle a bomb!
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.
The supporting cast is rounded out by Jared Harris, Hugh Grant, Luca Calvani, Daniel Westwood, David Menkin and soccer star David Beckham. Guy Ritchie directs from a script he co-wrote with Lionel Wigram, who produced the director's Sherlock Holmes films. The director and his co-writer also serve as producers alongside John Davis and Steve Clark-Hall, with David Dobkin serving as an executive producer.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. will go up against Universal Pictures' biopic Straight Outta Compton and The Weinstein Company's Underdogs on August 14. Warner Bros. had originally given the adaptation a January 2015 release date back in 2013, before pushing it into the summer months last year. The studio hasn't announced any plans for a sequel as of yet, but it's possible that a follow-up may move forward if The Man from U.N.C.L.E. makes a big splash at the box office.
Check out these latest clips from The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which tease some of the movie's action set pieces. The first clip introduces Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin in the first moments from an edge-of-your-seat car chase that also features co-star Alicia Vikander as Gaby Teller. The second clip brings in Hugh Grant to explain to our two heroes exactly what they are doing on their mission and how much time they have to accomplish the task. Finally, a third clip has Solo and Kuryakin working as a fully functioning team. Do you like the chemistry you see on display here? And do you think these guys have what it takes to make a true action franchise happen? We'll have to wait until August 14 to find out!