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Shilliam Watner March 25 2013 07:50 AM

Guy Ritchie To Direct 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Starring Tom Cruise
 
What is it with Tom Cruise starring in all these remakes of spy shows from the 60's? I just can't see him as Napoleon Solo. Never the less, I hope Guy Ritchie does a good job.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/...man-from-uncle

marksound March 25 2013 08:40 AM

Re: Guy Ritchie To Direct 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Starring Tom Cruis
 
Vaughn and McCallum are still alive and kicking. How about an updated version of the original called Man From G.R.A.M.P.S. ? :cool:

cardinal biggles March 25 2013 09:49 AM

Re: Guy Ritchie To Direct 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Starring Tom Cruis
 
If Guy Ritchie is taking this on, what does that mean for a third Sherlock Holmes film?

Christopher March 25 2013 10:20 AM

Re: Guy Ritchie To Direct 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Starring Tom Cruis
 
The thread title is jumping the gun. Cruise is simply in talks about the possibility of starring in the remake. It's not definite yet.

I've just begun watching The Man from U.N.C.L.E. via Netflix, and I think Cruise would be an inappropriate choice for Solo. He's good at what he does -- whatever personal idiosyncrasies he has, he's a solid, professional actor -- but he's not a good fit to this character and franchise. The series had a light, humorous tone (increasingly campy as it went on), and Robert Vaughn's Napoleon Solo was a playful, theatrical, almost impish sort who treated the spy business as a game. Cruise might be better at playing Illya Kuryakin, who was a more serious, distant, enigmatic sort -- although Illya was also a younger man and a major sex symbol, dubbed "the blond Beatle" by the media due to his popularity with young female viewers.

Admiral_Young March 25 2013 10:24 AM

Re: Guy Ritchie To Direct 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Starring Tom Cruis
 
The last bit of news regarding "Sherlock Holmes 3" was that Drew Pearce was going to go back to the script after he had finished co-writing "Iron Man 3" with Shane Black. Aside from that I've read no further updates on the film. I'm guessing this news...if finalized...will mean they will either get another director...or the film will be put on hold until Ritchie has finished with this.

Captaindemotion March 25 2013 10:51 AM

Re: Guy Ritchie To Direct 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Starring Tom Cruis
 
I don't see Tom as Solo either but then again, there's no reason why they'd have to keep the character the same as played by Robert Vaughn. Indeed, they may pull a MI and change the names of the main characters (or kill Solo off!).

It seems an odd choice for Cruise, given that he already has his spy franchise based on a 60s tv show. Of course, this is likely to be lighter-hearted than MI (but might that remind people of Knight and Day, where he also played a tongue-in-cheek spy?) and they could further distinguish it by setting it in the 1960s. Then again, IIRC, Soderbergh walked away from the remake because the studio wasn't willing to spend the extra money that was needed to make it a period piece. Having said that, if you land Tom Cruise as your leading man, it probably allows you to put more money into the movie.

I think Jon Hamm would be a perfect Solo but he's not yet a proven blockbuster leading man. And no doubt he doesn't want to be typecast as 'the 1960s guy'!

Christopher March 25 2013 11:06 AM

Re: Guy Ritchie To Direct 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Starring Tom Cruis
 
My thoughts were leaning more toward Hugh Jackman, not in Wolverine mode but in more of his musical-theater mode. As I said, I see something very theatrical and impish in Vaughn's Solo. Nathan Fillion might've also been a good choice in the past, but he's put on some weight in the past few years.

Captaindemotion March 25 2013 12:33 PM

Re: Guy Ritchie To Direct 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Starring Tom Cruis
 
Interesting choices. Who do you see for Kuryakin? I'm having difficulties thinking of someone, in particular someone to work alongside Cruise. I had been thinking of Hamm and Alexander Skaarsgard but it's hard to see wee Tom agreeing to stand alongside big tall Alex!

Christopher March 25 2013 01:24 PM

Re: Guy Ritchie To Direct 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Starring Tom Cruis
 
Aw, heck, in the spirit of modernizing, make Illya a woman. But someone who can capture the character's stoic reserve and enigma. I can't think of anyone offhand, though.

Alexander Waverly should be Sir Ian McKellen. Or possibly Morgan Freeman.

Starkers March 25 2013 01:50 PM

Re: Guy Ritchie To Direct 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Starring Tom Cruis
 
Please don't make Ilya a woman (unless they can absolutely, categorically avoid a romance between the two of them.)

Christopher March 25 2013 02:13 PM

Re: Guy Ritchie To Direct 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Starring Tom Cruis
 
I'm sure there are plenty of fans who'd like to see a romance between them even if they're both male.

the G-man March 25 2013 03:40 PM

Re: Guy Ritchie To Direct 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Starring Tom Cruis
 
Quote:

Christopher wrote: (Post 7847773)
Illya Kuryakin, who was a more serious, distant, enigmatic sort -- although Illya was also a younger man and a major sex symbol, dubbed "the blond Beatle" by the media due to his popularity with young female viewers...someone who can capture the character's stoic reserve and enigma. I can't think of anyone offhand, though.

Assuming they stick with a male actor, Ryan Gosling comes to mind.

Pingfah March 25 2013 03:48 PM

Re: Guy Ritchie To Direct 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Starring Tom Cruis
 
Good idea. I just watched Drive the other day, not seen any of his films before, but I was very impressed.

Starkers March 25 2013 04:23 PM

Re: Guy Ritchie To Direct 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Starring Tom Cruis
 
Too bad he's retired from acting for the moment then!

Pingfah March 25 2013 05:57 PM

Re: Guy Ritchie To Direct 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Starring Tom Cruis
 
That would be an obstacle, yes :lol:


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