Steven Soderbergh is in early talks to direct the film adaptation of ‘60s TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Warner Bros. has been working on the project since the ‘90s, says the Risky Business blog, which adds that Scott Z. Burns, who wrote Soderbergh's The Informant and his upcoming medical thriller Contagion, is negotiating to come aboard as writer.
Most recently, U.N.C.L.E. looked like it would come together with a script by Max Borenstein and with David Dobkin directing.
According to BIZ, the Borenstein script was considered strong by Warners, but Dobkin is now moving to the role of producer, along with John Davis, and Burns will write a new script.
James Bond author Ian Fleming was a creator of the original NBC show, which focused on the adventures of American and Russian members of a secret agency.
Per BIZ, Soderbergh will aim to shoot U.N.C.L.E. at the end of next year.
Source: Hollywood Wiretap