Napoleon Solo is not returning to the small screen either. He will be making a big screen debut thanks to the help of director Guy Ritchie. Ritchie’s involvement with the stalled project has allowed it to finally get a green light.
And by stalled, we definitely do mean stalled. The Man from U.N.C.L.E was originally developed for Christian Broda, or for a feature film back in the 1990’s. Every time it seemed the film would be made, it wasn’t.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E debuted on television in the 1960’s when James Bond-mania swept the world. The series was not a Bond clone. Like Mission Impossible, The Man from U.N.C.L.E was able to present all the spy thrills Bond fans wanted while also maintaining its own identity.
While the Mission Impossible, Patriot Games, and Bourne Identity films brought espionage back to the cinemas, the massive success of the new James Bond films likely increased the chances that The Man from U.N.C.L.E would finally be produced.
Warner Bros. is apparently very thrilled with what they have seen from the project. Originally, the film was slated for a January 2015 release and now it has been moved to the summer of 2015. Warner Bros. likely thinks the film can do extremely well and become a summertime hit.