The Man from U.N.C.L.E., that eternally underrated, swingin’, beyond-cool Guy Ritchie film starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer as beyond-cool spies on beyond-cool capers. And according to Hammer, in an interview with our very own Steve Weintraub, “it was so much fun to make. Honestly, it’s one of the movies — I mean, apart, obviously, from Call Me by Your Name — it’s one of the movies that I get the most messages about. People just being like, ‘I want another one of those. What do we do?’” Well, as it turns out, Hammer offered a pretty explicit instruction for what we should do to get a sequel.
Write it our damn selves! That’s right, writers: Hammer is ready to get involved in any Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2 fanfic you’ve been sitting on — and there are even tiers of participation to the deal. Here’s Hammer, in his own words:
“I would do another Man from U.N.C.L.E.in a heartbeat. Like, in a heartbeat. If someone wrote a really good piece of fanfic, I’d narrate it. If someone wrote an extremely good piece of fanfic, I would make sure it got to fuckin’ Guy and Lionel [Wigram, producer] and be like, ‘You guys need to read this, and then give this person co-writing credit, ’cause let’s just get this movie made, let’s just do this.’”
For any aspiring screenwriters reading, who are looking for a fast track into Hollywood: Your newest spec assignment is here (oh, also, this is a joke and please don’t bombard Mr. Hammer with unsolicited screenplays, please and thank you).