The success rate of 60s TV shows converted to modern movies is pretty slim let’s be honest, which is why the announcement for The Man From U.N.C.L.E came with a healthy dose of cynicism.

But, to be fair, this first trailer looks OK – it all seems pretty glossy, big budget and entertaining enough, so here’s hoping it bucks the trend.

I’m still to make my mind up about director Guy Ritchie, which might seem bizarre considering he’s been around for a good while now – after all, on the one hand we have the likes of Lock, Stock… and even Sherlock Holmes, while on the other we have Revolver, one of the worst films I can remember ever sitting through.

Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer team up for this, taking on the iconic roles of Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, CIA and KGB agents respectively forced to team up.

Also starring are the likes of Jared Harris, Alicia Vikander and Hugh Grant, with the film set for cinemas in August.

Here’s the trailer:

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Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.