Big shot Steven Soderbergh is close to a deal with Warner Bros. studio to helm the studio’s remake of The Man From U.N.C.L.E..A movie nobody wanted.
The Oscar-winning director along with writer Scott Z. Burns (who wrote Soderbergh’s upcoming flick Contagion) will unite for the steaming heap spy movie.
The film is based on the ’60s TV series about Napoleon Solo, Illya Kuryakin and the United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.).
Robert Vaughn and David McCallum starred in the show as two agents fighting against evil organisation T.H.R.U.S.H. (Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity).
Wedding Crashers helmer David Dobkin his switched from the director’s chair to producer to make way for the new U.N.C.L.E. team. Soderbergh previously made the three Ocean’s films, The Informant! and The Good German for Warner Bros.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. will reportedly begin production at the end of next year.