It's looking like director Steven Soderbergh could end up directing the big screen adaptation of the 1960's spy TV series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. He's currently in talks with Warner Bros. to develop the film project. The studio has been trying to get this thing off the ground since the 90's. Maybe a little Soderbergh is what this project needs to get it going.
David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) was the most recent director attached to the project, and it looks like he'll still be involved with the film as a producer along with John Davis and Jeff Kleeman. Scott Z. Burns, who worked with Soderbergh on both The Informant! as well as the director's next film, Contagion, is also in negotiations to rewrite the script.
U.N.C.L.E. aired on NBC from 1964-68, during a Cold War period that saw numerous spy shows hit the airwaves. James Bond author Ian Fleming was even a creator of the show, which focused on the adventures of American and Russian members of a secret agency called the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement.
So if your were ever interested in seeing a spy film directed by Soderbergh, it looks like it's coming, and I can't wait to see it! He's sure to bring some cool class and style to the adaptation. What do you all think?
Here's the opening title sequence to the original TV show.