WB’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Gets a January 2015 Release Date

uncle title cardIt's been quite some time since we've heard a peep about Warner Bros.' upcoming reboot of The Man From U.N.C.L.E., starring Man of Steel's Henry Cavill and The Lone Ranger's Armie Harmmer, but now the studio has finally announced a release date for the film – January 16, 2015.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'s date puts it up against Paul McGuigan's Frankenstein, Jeremy Garelick's The Wedding Ringer, Michael Mann's untitled cybercrime thriller and the animated Lionsgate family film Norm of the North.

Also starring Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Jared Harris, Hugh Grant and Luca Calvani, the film is directed by Guy Ritchie from a script he co-wrote with Lionel Wigram.

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. centers on CIA agent Solo (Cavill) and KGB agent Kuryakin (Hammer). Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.