Max Borenstein (Swordswallowers and Thin Men) will pen a new draft of Man From U.N.C.L.E., Warner Bros.’ big-screen take the 1960s cult TV espionage show, according to HeatVisionBlog.
David Dobkin – who helmed Shanghai Knights, Wedding Crashers and Fred Claus – is already set to direct the long-in-development project.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. ran from 1964-68 on NBC and featured the espionage adventures of Napoleon Solo (played by Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (played by David McCallum), agents of United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.), who fought the forces of T.H.R.U.S.H. (Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity).
There have already been at least two TV movies based on the original show, and a one-season spin-off called The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., which premiered in 1966 and starred Stefanie Powers – who later went on the star in Hart to Hart – as sexy spy April Dancer.
Let’s see if the new script treatment lights a fire under this project, which has been on and off the radar for at least six years, and had Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn and others attached to helm at one point or another.
- People / Bands: David Dobkin | David McCallum | Matthew Vaughn | Max Borenstein | Robert Vaughn
- Shows / Movies: Fred Claus | Hart to Hart | Kick-Ass | Man From U.N.C.L.E. | Shanghai Knights | Swordswallowers and Thin Men | The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. | Wedding Crashers
- Genres: Action | Cult Cinema | Remakes | Spy and Espionage | Television | Thrillers
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