Guy Ritchie Takes Over The Man from UNCLE

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. TV Series PosterWarner Bros. gets its man after all — British director Guy Ritchie has come onboard the big-screen adaptation of the ’60s TV show “The Man from UNCLE” to produce and direct.

Ritchie, coming off the two “Sherlock Holmes” movies (from all indications, part two, “A Game of Shadows” should do just as well if not better than the first movie), will direct the film and produce with his buddy Lionel Wigram. Scott Z. Burns previously took a run at the script, but I’m guessing Ritchie will be putting his own guy on the script before camera rolls sometime next year. That seems to be how this stuff works every time a director takes over for another one.

Steven Soderbergh was previously slated to direct “The Man from UNCLE” before bailing along with Burns to do “A Bitter Pill”. And no, Soderbergh isn’t retiring anymore. Stop asking him that, dammit!

Anyhoo. Now all Ritchie has to do is find his men from UNCLE. It seems like every Hollywood A-list actor has been, at one point or another, attached to the film’s two main roles, suave super spies Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin.

Maybe Ritchie can get Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law to star…

Sherlock Holmes

Via : Deadline