Guy Ritchie

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It seems like the perfect combination: take the guy who directed Snatch, Sherlock Holmes (the Robert Downey Jr. versions), and RocknRolla, and let him make a spy movie that stars Superman and The Lone Ranger.  Oh, and set it in the 1960s, where men were men and you had to rely on your wits and your talent instead of letting technology do your dirty work.  Sounds pretty badass, right?  Well, movie-goer, you’re in luck – because The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an amazingly-cool movie that’s fun to watch and easy to enjoy.

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Guy Ritchie is taking a crack at one of the most rehashed legends of all time, King Arthur. There are almost as many movies done about King Arthur as there are for Sherlock Holmes. What makes this one different? Ritchie and Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim), who plays King Arthur, tell us why Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur is different, along with the first official images of Hunnam as Arthur. Just look at that picture above.. I do believe I feel the vapors coming over me. (more…)

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Hollywood is once again dipping their oars into the Lady of the Lake’s waters to bring us yet another look at the Arthurian legends. This time around Warner Bros. has put Guy Ritchie in the director’s seat to bring us what they hope to be a six movie franchise Knights of the Round Table. Now we’ve got our first look at the franchise lead Charlie Hunnam in costume. (more…)

Hugh Grant the Latest to Cry ‘U.N.C.L.E.’

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For as long as I can remember voraciously following the latest movie news, going back to the old days of reading them in print magazines even, there’s always been hints and rumors about a movie version of the classic 60s spy series, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. It was getting so that one might think we’d never see an U.N.C.L.E. movie, or at the very least won’t see it until long after everyone remembers seeing it on TV were dead.

But cynicism loses this round because it seems that The Man From U.N.C.L.E. will be starting production on time next month, and they’ve added a new member to the supporting cast today as a result. Who is it? Why it’s the charmingly befuddled Hugh Grant, who The Hollywood Reporter says is playing the head of British Naval Intelligence.

Grant will join Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as Illya Kullyakin as the two main agents from the United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.), who are sworn to protect the world from the schemes of the villainous THRUSH. Swedish actress Alicia Vikander and The Great Gatsby‘s Elizabeth Debicki are also attached. The film will be directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes).

Grant himself had been taking a break from films until recently, most notably playing six parts in the Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis film Cloud Atlas, he also recently completed work on a romantic comedy for Marc Lawrence co-starring Marisa Tomei, J.K. Simmons, and Chris Elliott.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. should (finally) be in theaters sometime next year.

Source: Cinema Blend

cruise-uncleNow, it’s been a couple of years since we first heard threats rumors that The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was going to get the big screen reboot/remake treatment. When we were younger and more innocent it was going to be Steven Soderbergh directing and Channing Tatum in the lead. Of course that beautiful masterpiece was to much for this world and could not be.

The latest attempt at bringing Napoleon Solo to summer blockbustersberg is being helmed by Guy Ritchie and was to draw on the star power of Tom Cruise. Well, apparently Cruise checked Wikipedia and discovered that U.N.C.L.E. not actually part of the Mission: Impossible franchise cause he just (proverbially) based jumped from the project.

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Most of us probably never even heard of the actor by the unlikely name of Armie Hammer until he showed up on the cast list of the upcoming The Lone Ranger flick.  But it looks like that bit of work is leading to more.  In fact, Hammer will be taking his place beside one of the most iconic action stars in Hollywood, Tom Cruise, in Guy Ritchie’s adaptation of the television spy classic, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

He’s not just getting put into the background, like almost every other role he’s played besides the Ranger.  In fact, he’ll be the co-star proper, playing the big screen’s version of Illya Kuryakin to Cruise’s Napoleon Solo.  If ever a man was in a position to start asking for more money, this is probably it.

Thanks to ComingSoon for the heads-up.

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For those of us that were not born more than two decades ago, we missed out on a lot of things prior to our escape from nine months of solitary confinement. We missed things like parachute pants, the early days of WildStorm Productions and, aside from perhaps a few reruns, we missed some great television shows of the late 60s and 70s.

Since then, a lot of those shows have been released on DVD or remade as crappy television reboots that never see anything past a first season. There are, however, a select few that go on to be Hollywood blockbusters. One that has been waiting in limbo for years is the Warner Bros.The Man From U.N.C.L.E. film reboot. Now it appears that The Man From U.N.C.L.E. may finally get its Napoleon Solo, a solid director and take another step closer to actual production.

In a report from Deadline, Warner Bros. is in “early talks” with Oblivion and Mission Impossible leading man Tom Cruise to star. A great decision seeing as the action star is a regular go to for films of the action-oriented variety. But who’s going to direct the once-cancelled feature? That answer comes in the form of Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie, who will return to the film adaptation he was already attached to direct after Steven Soderbergh dropped out.

Starring Robert Vaughan and David McCallum as agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin battled the evil  forces of “THRUSH” and their attempts at world domination. Hopefully a deal can be reached and production can begin early next year, which also happens to coincidentally be the fiftieth anniversary of the original Man From U.N.C.L.E. series that ran from 1964 till it’s mid-season cancellation in 1968.

As of right now no other details have been released, but we’ll keep you posted as more information comes our way.

Source: Comic Book Movie

Just when we thought the motion picture adaption of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. –based on the classic 1960s TV series about an American and a Russian spy that disarm threats worldwide- was about the cry uncle (sorry, that pun amuses me too much), the production has flipped it’s hat backwards and gone over the top. Yes, the latter was reference to Sylvester Stallone’s Over The Top,  the arm wrestling movie. Moving on…

The production has had a bumpy road in development. Steven Soderbergh recently dropped out of the project over budget and casting issues. George Clooney was initially set to star in the lead, but back surgery forced him to drop out of the film. Bradley Cooper was also pegged for the suave international man of mystery, but waved off the role  like it was a stinky vagina.

While The United Network Command for Law and Enforcement is still out a leading man, Warner Bros. has secured a new director: Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadow’s Guy Ritchie . Deadline reports that Ritchie and his new producing partner Lionel Wigram are set to take charge.

Will the limey Brit responsible for Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels pay homage to the original television show? I think it’s entirely plausible. I just hope that Ritchie keeps the sixties setting.

 

Angry Birds is the most popular game on the planet right now and I have no freakin’ clue why. Yes, it’s simple, addicting, incredibly accessible but don’t you eventually tire of launching birds at pigs? I must be in the minority ’cause someone thought the premise of Angry Birds (remember, shoot birds at pigs) would be fantastic for a movie. I can only imagine what a giant pile of stinky bird shit that flick will be.

Wouldn’t it be great if someone took the concept of Angry Birds, flushed out a story, developed characters and really tried to adapt what people love about the game (Which is what, again?) into a smart, funny, entertaining film? Of course it would, and leave it to the interwebz to deliver. Below is a trailer for an Angry Birds movie as seen through the eyes of Guy Ritchie. Sure, it blatantly steals the director’s style but a snazzy heist flick with sexy ladies as the Birds squaring off against a gang of Pigs sounds awesome.

Jason and Tommy are tasked with delivering the Queen Mum’s famed Fabergé egg collection to a museum in Philadelphia. Only when they get to America, they find the eggs are gone. A team of highly-trained femme fatale art thieves have stolen the case the eggs were transported in, only to discover another team of swine-masked bandits has made off with the actual prize.

These so-called “American birds” aren’t just going to sit back, and let someone else get all the glory and gold. They’re smart. They’re sexy. And now, these birds are angry.

From the creators of God of War (Indie Movie), The Legend of Zelda (1987), and Inglourious Plummers comes the next epic of blockbuster proportions: Angry Birds.

Check out our behind the scenes pics and feature right over here: http://thequarterbin.com/2011/12/05/angry-birds-behind-the-scenes/

Try and tell me you wouldn’t shell out some dough to see this movie. Just try.

Source: /Film

Warner Bros. has released another new behind the scenes featurette for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. I mean, come on man. We could all do with a little more RDJ and Jude Law in our lives.

Anybody else make lots of high pitched squeaking noises when watching this? No? Just me then… Remember, any film is better than Twilight: Breaking Dawn.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows will hit theaters December 16th.

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been the smartest man in the room… until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large—Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)—and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder—a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by Professor Moriarty. The cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead of Holmes as he spins a web of death and destruction—all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.

Source: GeekTyrant