Posted on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 by Germain Lussier
Everyone who wants to see a Steven Soderbergh spy film raise their hands. Well, you just may get your wish. The eclectic, Academy Award winning director is currently in talks to direct an adaptation of the mid-Sixties spy television show The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Scott Z. Burns, who wrote two of Soderbergh’s most recent films – The Informant! and the currently in production Contagion – is also in talks to come on as a writer. The show was about an American and Russian spy who worked together for the agency called the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement.
The film, which is set up at Warner Brothers, was originally going to be a more comedic take on the material with director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) working from a script by Max Borenstein. Dobkin will reportedly stay on as a producer but Burns will look to write a new script. Read more after the jump. Read More »