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Old March 25 2013, 07:50 AM   #1
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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.


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Old March 25 2013, 08:40 AM   #2
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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. ?
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Old March 25 2013, 09:49 AM   #3
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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?
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Old March 25 2013, 10:20 AM   #4
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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.
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Old March 25 2013, 10:24 AM   #5
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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.
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Old March 25 2013, 10:51 AM   #6
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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'!
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Old March 25 2013, 11:06 AM   #7
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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.
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Old March 25 2013, 12:33 PM   #8
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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!
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Old March 25 2013, 01:24 PM   #9
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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.
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Old March 25 2013, 01:50 PM   #10
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Please don't make Ilya a woman (unless they can absolutely, categorically avoid a romance between the two of them.)
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Old March 25 2013, 02:13 PM   #11
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I'm sure there are plenty of fans who'd like to see a romance between them even if they're both male.
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Old March 25 2013, 03:40 PM   #12
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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.
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Old March 25 2013, 03:48 PM   #13
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Good idea. I just watched Drive the other day, not seen any of his films before, but I was very impressed.
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Old March 25 2013, 04:23 PM   #14
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Too bad he's retired from acting for the moment then!
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That would be an obstacle, yes
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