Friday, May 24, 2013

The “Dodged a Bullet” Affair

As an U.N.C.L.E.-phile of long standing (see the banner above – no, farther to the right – yup, there it is), there are no words with which I can adequately express what a relief this is:
It’s back to the casting drawing board for Warner Bros.’ The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Tom Cruise, who was to have starred in the studio’s big-screen take of the classic TV series, has dropped out.
I was disappointed when George Clooney dropped out of the project, but I couldn't see why that was reason just to ruin the film altogether.

“U.N.C.L.E.” as a Tom Cruise vehicle would have killed off Illya Kuryakin and Alexander Waverly in the first 10 minutes of the movie, followed by the burning of U.N.C.L.E. headquarters to the ground, followed by 139 minutes of stunts.

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