The first trailer for Warner Bros.' The Man from U.N.C.L.E. debuts later today, but until then, Warner Bros. has debuted the first poster, while Entertainment Weekly has four new photos featuring stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Debicki and Alicia Vikander. A fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, centering on CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer).
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. Producer and co-writer Lionel Wigram revealed that this movie gives an origin story to the U.N.C.L.E. spy organization.
"The series hadn't really done the origin story - U.N.C.L.E. already existed. At the height of the Cold War you've got a Russian and an American working together. How did that come about?"
Armie Hammer also joked that he actually "moved" to the Soviet Union for six years, through time travel, to prepare for his role as Illya Kuryakin.
"I moved to the Soviet Union for six years. It was time travel as well as location. The jet lag is a killer."
Check out the first poster and photos from The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which co-stars Hugh Grant, Jared Harris and Luca Calvani, and stay tuned for the first trailer debuting later today. Directed by Guy Ritchie, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. hits theaters nationwide on August 14.