2 items from 2011
It was Steven Soderberg’s intention to make a big-screen adaptation of 60′s super-spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. a George Clooney starring franchise. After Clooney had to vacate the project and ‘wanted’ replacement Bradley Cooper turned the lead down, Soderbergh eventually called it quits also. It now appears Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie is taking over the action-adventure feature that will follow the exploits of U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin.
Rumoured casting before Soderbergh left the project saw Channing Tatum and Joel Edgerton linked with the main roles previously played by Robert Vaughn and David McCullum. Soderbergh regular Scott Z. Burns penned the script, but with a new director, it will most likely undergo script revisions.
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- Craig Hunter
Although he hasn’t signed on the dotted line yet, Bradley Cooper is now Steven Soderbergh’s new number one choice as the suave Napoleon Solo in the forthcoming Warner Bros Spy movie ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement – in case you were interested?)
This follows the news that Soderbergh’s original hot choice George Clooney has turned down the opportunity to be America’s answer to James Bond. The ‘Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ TV series ran for 105 episodes from 1964 to 1968 and starred Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo and British actor David McCullum as his partner Illya Kuryakin.
While Michael Caine’s Harry Palmer was fighting the ‘Cold War’ on the big screen in the sixties, ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ showed the Western World that East and West could team up to fight evil that threatened mankind. In this case the bad »
- Mark Foker
2 items from 2011
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