Jun 10, 2015

New Man From U.N.C.L.E. Poster

Warner Bros. has released a new poster for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in advance of the new trailer expected this evening or tomorrow (after premiering on Entertainment Tonight). Hm. It's not as striking as the teaser poster, which was pretty good. Even allowing that all movie posters nowadays are pretty boring (especially compared to the vibrant Sixties and Seventies spy artwork of Frank McCarthy and Robert McGinnis), this one is kind of a letdown. I like the colors, and I like the individual elements (exotic location, girls, guns, cool car... yep, this is a spy movie in the Sixties vein!), but the boring Photoshopped layout is underwhelming. Hopefully there will be some more variations before release, or ideally a Mondo design (like the recent one for Spy) that gives us some new U.N.C.L.E. artwork... Also, I'm kind of surprised that Alicia Vikander isn't more prominent after her starmaking turn in the sleeper hit Ex Machina. Stay tuned for that new trailer imminently! In the meantime, why not enjoy the unbelievably excellent first one again?


Jason Whiton said...

agreed. my reaction, as well.

Benzadmiral said...

Very sharp. Like you, I've been very pleased at what we've been seeing about the new movie. My nightmare for years was that someone would take U.N.C.L.E. in the same parody direction as the "I Spy" film and almost every other TV show-into-movie attempt. Imagine Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson as Solo and Illya, bumbling spies for an underfunded U.S. intelligence agency, with their boss played by Kevin James of "King of Queens"! Brrr!

Tanner said...

I know! That was my great fear, that they'd go the STARSKY & HUTCH route. I was so excited when it was confirmed the movie would be set in the Sixties, but still fearful that it would be set in the Sixties in a way that made fun of the era, like Austin Powers. But I'm so happy with what we've seen in the trailers! It looks like they play it straight and deliver a cool Sixties spy movie made with modern techniques, which I've long wanted to see.