If you’re a serious spy junkie or a television fan of … ahhh … a certain age, then the chances are good that you either know of, or have seen, “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”
The show, which from 1964 to 1968 on NBC, cast Robert Vaughn and David McCallum as a pair of secret agents for an equally top-secret spying outfit. If you’re guessing if this was TV’s attempt to cash in on the James Bond franchise, then you’d be correct.
And now … drum roll, please … Hollywood wants to reboot it as a film franchise.
The Wrap reports this morning that Warners is looking for a new man or two from U.N.C.L.E. and two of the names being bandied about are Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ryan Gosling.
As ever, here’s the nut graf:
“The studio is planning a remake of “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” and plans to put some pretty heavy resources into the movie. Steven Soderbergh is directing and David Dobkin, Jeffrey Kleeman and John Davis are producing.
Now the search is on for some male leads.
There was talk that George Clooney, who frequently works with Soderbergh, was set to play the lead, but the actor is not in.”