Tom Cruise is a man who needs another franchise isnt he? Clearly headlining Mission: Impossible and Jack Reacher just isn’t enough. Because now, Cruise is being lined up to star in Warner Bros The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Hands up who remembers this show. I know the name but know very little of the show (don’t snigger, I’m not that old). Apparently the show ran from 1964-1968 and followed two secret agents who work for the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, U.N.C.L.E get it? These two spies would battle the evil forces of T.H.R.U.S.H (stop laughing!). Guy Ritchie is set to direct but there is no set released date for this movie yet.
An adaptation was planned eons ago with George Clooney in the lead and Steven Soderbergh attached to direct but that version fell apart for various reasons. As I say I have no previous experience of this show so I have no particular attachment to it. I do have to say though, it sounds quite similar to Mission: Impossible in its style and direction, but I’m sure if indeed Ritchie & Cruise both end up collaborating on this, then they will find a style of their own to keep any similarities to a minimum.