December 6, 2011
According to internet reports,
director Guy Ritchie ("Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows") will reteam with producer Lionel Wigram, to shoot a big screen
Warners remake of the 1960's classic spy TV series "The Man From U.N..C.L.E."
The new film will be produced by David Dobkin, Jeffrey Kleeman
and John Davis.
The original NBC TV series, broadcast September 1964 to January
1968, followed the exploits of two US secret agents, played by actors Robert Vaughn ("The Magnificent Seven") and David McCallum ("The Great Escape") , who work for the clandestine, international law-enforcement agency 'U.N.C.L.E.' ('United Network Command for Law and Enforcement'). Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced 105 "U.N.C.L.E." episodes, originally
developed by Sam Rolfe for executive producer Norman Felton, with"James Bond" author Ian Fleming contributing characters 'Napoleon Solo' and 'April Dancer', to series scriptwriters Robert Towne ("Chinatown") and Harlan Ellison ("The City On The Edge Of Forever").
In the TV series, American Solo (Vaughn) and Russian
'Illya Kuryakin' (McCallum) report to 'Alexander Waverly' (Leo G. Carrol'), aka 'Number One of Section One'. U.N.C.L.E.'s archenemy is 'THRUSH' ('Technological Hierarchy for the Removal
of Undesirables and Subjugation of Humanity'), that originated within the WW II Third Reich, believing in a '2-party' system
of masters and slaves.