Steven Soderbergh is taking the reins of Warner Brothers long in development big screen adaptation of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. The director is currently in talks to helm the adaptation of the hit 1960s spy adventure television series. Also in negotiations for the project is Scott Z. Burns, who wrote both The Informant and the upcoming medical thriller Contagion for Soderbergh.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. ran from 1964 to 1968 during the height of the Cold War and starred Robert Vaughn and David McCullum as two agents for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement weekly battling the evil machinations of the terrorist organization THRUSH.
Warners has had a big screen adaptation of the show in development for several years, most recently with screenwriter Max Borenstein and director David Dobkin attached.
Warners hopes that Soderbergh will have the film in front of cameras by the end of next year.