David McCallum and Robert Vaughn, the stars of cult 60s TV spy drama The Man From Uncle, admit that until recently they’d had no idea the series was being turned into a film and had never heard of the Hollywood actors who are reprising their roles at the cinema.
“I didn’t even know there was a movie coming out,” British actor David McCallum, who played Russian agent Illya Kuryakin, reveals in the new issue of Radio Times. “Nobody said anything to me about it and I’d never heard of the two stars! But I’m delighted and I wish them every success.”
Robert Vaughn, who was Kuryakin’s American partner Napoleon Solo at the original United Network Command for Law and Enforcement, says the same thing: “I live in the country and it’s not easy for me to get to movies. I don’t know much about it and I don’t know the actors who are in it.”
Having since seen the movie at a private screening, however, McCallum has praise for both director Guy Ritchie and for Armie Hammer, who plays the character that launched McCallum’s career.
“Guy Ritchie and his writers have done an excellent job and have produced an exciting, original action movie that pays great tribute to the work Robert Vaughn, Leo G Carroll [head of UNCLE Mr Waverly] and myself did back in the 60s, ” says McCallum. “But at the same time it stays away from what we did and creates something original. Armie Hammer has done a wonderful job as Illya Kuryakin and I’ve completely fallen in love with [female lead] Alia Vikander!”
Charlotte Duck talks to Henry Cavill & Armie about playing spies, doing accents and a possible Man From UNCLE sequel.
Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer have been talking about their new movie, the Guy Ritchie-directed spy thriller, The Man From UNCLE.
Henry, who plays America CIA agent Napoleon Solo, talked about how he struggled at first with an American accent.
“I definitely struggled at the beginning because we hadn’t found the accent by the time we started shooting. When we were shooting Guy would come in and say ‘No, that sounds wrong,’ or ‘this sounds wrong’ or ‘try and say the word this way’ and because there’s no uniform structure to it, it became very difficult to perform and you become very conscious of speaking as opposed to acting and feeling. Eventually we found it about a quarter of the way through the movie because we found a way of speaking that was consistent.
The actor also joked about being approached the play Bond following Daniel Craig’s predicted exit: “It’s top secret so I can’t say anything.”
Armie also seemed keen: “Totally, I’m in. I’m not supposed to talk about it yet but I’ve had a conversation with someone.”
The movie, which GLAMOUR very much enjoyed, sets up for a sequel at the finale so we asked the boys if this was happening.
“We haven’t heard anything. We’d love to do it,” said Henry.
I have uploaded 3 production stills from ‘Mine’ film, where Army plays Mike. Now the project in the post-production phase. Release date is still unknown. Below you can see synopsis and some information about film.
After a mission that went south, a soldier finds himself alone in the middle of the desert. He has to survive the hostile nature that surrounds him, but mostly himself, his fears and regrets. The producer Peter Safran is the same of Buried and The Conjuring. The real news, though, is that the scripwriters and the directors are Italian: Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro. The movie has been shot for over a month in Spain, between Canary Islands and Barcelona, and it’s now in the post-production phase. Rounding out the cast of Mine are the blonde-haired Anabelle Wallis (who played the leading role in the horror Annabelle) and Tom Cullen (famous for his role in the TV-show Downtown Abbey).
– Armie Hammer Online > Movie Productions > Mine
IMDb has released a nine new The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie clips and some b-roll. Enjoy!
I remind you that The Man From U.N.C.L.E. hits theaters August 14.
Warner Brother’s has released a brand new poster and some stills from Armie’s new film The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Warner Brothers has released the trailer for Armie’s new film The Man from U.N.C.L.E..
THECELEBRITYCAFE.COM – Warner Bros. will be releasing the big-screen adaptation of the classic TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. less than a year from now. The film will be released Jan. 16, 2015, which is Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.
Armie Hammer, Henry Cavill, Alicia Vikander and Luca Calvani are set to star in the big screen reboot, Moviefone reported.
Hammer has not had much luck when it comes to reboots. His film The Lone Ranger did not do well at the box office or in DVD sales following the film’s release.
Steven Soderbergh was set to direct the project, but after he dropped out, Guy Ritchie took over directing duties in 2012.
The movie company also announced that the upcoming film Focus starring Will Smith will be released on Feb. 27, 2015. Margot Robbie will also be staring in Focus Deadline reported.
Earlier, Ben Affleck and Kristen Stewart were both attached to the project, but the roles now have gone to Smith and Robbie.
GOTCHAMOVIES.COM – On December 17th, Disney is set to release The Lone Ranger on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, and On-Demand!! The film packs an all star cast featuring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson and Helena Bonham Carter!
Directed by Gore Verbinski, The Lone Ranger is his fifth movie with Johnny Depp and his first movie to produce with Disney since the Pirates of the Caribbean series. A remake of a classic tale, The Lone Ranger is the perfect gift for your friend that adores Depp and all his quirks this holiday season.
Some of the Blu-ray and DVD Features you can expect to find include —
Blooper Reel (RT 4:12) – BD, DVD & Select Digital Retailers Only
Deleted Scene – BD & Select Digital Retailers Only
Riding The Rails Of The Lone Ranger (RT: 10:36) – BD & Select Digital Retailers Only For the production of the movie, director Gore Verbinski had a five mile oval track built along with multiple engines and cars. See the incredible effort that went into crafting such a detailed and important part of The Lone Ranger.
Armies’s Western Road Trip (RT: 14:28) – BD & Select Digital Retailers Only Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) takes viewers on a tour of the scenic locations the production shot in as we see and learn more about the amazing places he went to become The Lone Ranger.
Becoming A Cowboy (RT: 8:02) – BD & Select Digital Retailers Only Before the cast began shooting the film, they had to learn how to shoot a gun…and ride a horse. In this piece we follow the cowboy (and cowgirl) cast to boot camp, where they got a chance to experience what their characters would really be living like in the Wild West.
Get ready to buy The Lone Ranger for your friends this Christmas season!
DENOFGEEK.COM – An animated superhero trilogy from the mind of Stan Lee is coming, and wait til you see the names of the voice cast!
At Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles, the cast of Stan Lee’s new animated trilogy, Mighty 7, was announced. The Mighty 7 animated films are a projected trilogy of animated features, a monthly comic, and an animated series. The first of the features, “Beginnings” will air on The Hub Network in early 2014.
The all-star cast includes Armie Hammer as Strong Arm, the superhero with super strength; Christian Slater as Lazer Lord, the superhero who hurls balls of laser energy; Mayim Bialik as Lady Lightning who possesses super speed; Teri Hatcher as Silver Skylark, the superhero who flies; Flea as Roller Man, who rolls into a big ball and launches at high speed; Darren Criss as Micro, who shrinks in size; and Sean Astin as Kid Kinergy who’s superpower is telekinesis. Additional voices include Jim Belushi as Mr. Cross, the leader of a covert operations military division assigned to investigate UFO sightings; and Michael Ironside as Xanar, the leader of the warring aliens from the planet Taegon who enslave other planets and raid their natural resources.
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DEADLINE.COM – Tom Cruise has exited as the lead in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the remake of the classic TV series that Guy Ritchie will direct for Warner Bros.
Cruise was scheduled to star in the film with Armie Hammer, but he has stepped out of the picture to focus on producing and starring in Mission: Impossible 5.
Paramount and Skydance are now planning to begin shooting the latest installment of that franchise before year’s end. Warner Bros has a script they like, and a top director who’s expecting to direct U.N.C.L.E. in the fall. The timing proved too difficult and so Cruise stepped out to focus on M:I5.
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