Learning the lessons of Ghost in the Shell, the Walt Disney Company is taking great pains to secure culturally appropriate leads for their upcoming remakes of Aladdin and Mulan. For the latter, Disney is looking to mainland China to find a young woman to play the fierce warrior of myth of legend, but presently, it’s the former movie that’s giving Disney the more difficulty. A worldwide search is underway to find an Aladdin and a Jasmine for the upcoming Guy Ritchie adaptation, but finding a young, talented and photogenic couple of Arab descent, it seems, is easier said than done. (more…)
It’s full speed ahead at the Walt Disney Company right now as apparently they won’t be satisfied until all their classic animated movies are remade as lavish live-action reproductions. The next item up for bids is an immensely popular film from a quarter of a century ago, one that solidified the studio’s modern comeback, and reasserted the their brandname for creating instant classics. So to recap, in the last few weeks alone, we’ve gotten the announcement of Jon Favreau’s The Lion King, a live-action (and presumably white-washed) Mulan, and now we’re going to get Aladdin from that master of subtlety and romance, Guy Ritchie. (more…)
Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, the first in a proposed six film series based on the Arthurian legend, has had its release date postponed by almost seven months. Originally slated to hit theaters on July 22, 2016, we now won’t see Guy Ritchie’s next effort until February 17, 2017. Starring Charlie Hunnam as Arthur, it seems there is nothing wrong with the production, and instead the decision is based on simple economics. (more…)
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.
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…)
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…)
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
Now, 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.
As Deadline reports: (more…)
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.
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