Steven Soderbergh is the latest name to be associated with a proposed big-screen adaptation of the 60’s spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E., according to a story at The Hollywood Reporter.
David Dobkin was most recently attached as a director on the project and the article suggests that he will remain aboard as 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, Contagion, will likely do a rewrite on the script.
Robert Vaughn and David McCallum starred in the original NBC series as Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, respectively. They were agents of United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.), who fight the forces of Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity (T.H.R.U.S.H.).