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I'm afraid some of us can't see past the man and to me his beliefs are offensi
Oh watch out the forum Police are about.
I actually agree with what you've said about religions, I wouldn't call myself an athiest but I also don't have time for any organised religion and you both pat yourselves on the back for telling me off, I think you'll find Wizard's opinion could seen as offensive as mine supposedly is but I didn't do it with panache.
I am not familiar with the Protectors.
Excuse my Protectors ignorance, but how can the lead, Vaughn as Harry Rule, be gunned down and killed? :O
EXCLUSIVE: Armie Hammer, who plays the title character opposite Johnny Depp in the Gore Verbinski-directed The Lone Ranger for Disney, is set to star with Tom Cruise in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the remake of the classic TV series that Guy Ritchie will direct for Warner Bros. The original TV series ran from 1964-68, with Robert Vaughan and David McCallum playing Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, two agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement. With gadgets and their wits and charm, they fought the evil forces of Thrush.
I am still trying to come to terms with Cruise as Solo though. But Cruise does manage to surprise. eg he pulled off Anne Rice's Lestat, in Interview With the Vampire, despite Rice envisioning someone like a young Rutger Hauer.
He's also pulled off Ethan Hunt and Jack Reacher, so who knows. At least Cruise's presence guarantees big budget and marketing campaign.
Cruise I think has regained his former status as world's biggest box-office star, or close to it.
Maybe a fellow agent or more likely a possible villain.
The adaptation of the 1960's spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is finally picking up steam again. The project looked as though it was going to completely fall apart when director Steven Soderbergh decided he was no longer interested in helming, but now Guy Ritchie is attached to direct, both Tom Cruise and Armie Hammer are set to star, and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the project has found its female lead.
Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, who has recently landed roles in high-profile films like the young adult adaptation The Seventh Son and the Julian Assange biopic The Fifth Estate, is now in negotiations to play " a British agent who has a thing for cars." The trade says that she is a brand new character that was featured on neither the 60s series nor the spin-off The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Cruise and Hammer will be playing the lead roles of Napoelon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, agents for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement (also known as U.N.C.L.E.). Unfortunately there's no information regarding when the movie is planning to start production.
I am also warming to Cruise. Even though he is 50, he is a very young looking, fit 50. If he can get the box-office off and running, maybe a younger actor can take over, after he's done two or three films.
I actually became a Bond fan *because of* The Man From UNCLE, rather than the other way around. I was a huge UNCLE fan. Then, one Friday in November '65, it was pre-empted for The Incredible World of James Bond special. That's how I discovered 007.
RIP to a real life Q. :)>-
Then again, even the early 30ish aged Vaughn was a mature man, for the time. He didn't exactly play the character young.
Back then, age 30 was practically full blown middle-age.
McCallum as Illya, even though he was roughly the same age as Vaughn, played his character as younger and more hipster. He got the younger girls. Vaughn got the "women".
We'll probably see a similar dynamic with the new film.
But if the series catches on, it could be way hipper than Bond. Really spyfy like, like the TV series.
If it does catch-on, maybe a younger actor will be recruited to continue. Wouldn't even need a re-boot. Just do what the 007 movie series has done so successfully - portray Solo as being of indeterminate age, with more youngish partner.
I don't enjoy him any more, not really, except maybe in the MI films.
Don't know who would be up to bat as the next actor for this.