Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is in early negotiations to direct the big-screen adaptation of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., according to Heat Vision Blog.

We last reported on the project back in April, when Warner Bros. hired Max Borenstein to write the adaptation of the TV series, which ran from 1964 to 1968. David Dobkin was originally attached to direct the movie, although now he is only producing. Scott Z. Burns is in talks to come aboard as the new screenwriter.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. TV series centered on secret agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin who worked for United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.). The agency fought off the nefarious deeds of the evil agency Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity (T.H.R.U.S.H.). David McCallum and Robert Vaughn starred in the original TV series.

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has been in various stages of development at Warner Bros. since the 1990s. Although this comedy appears to be moving forward, a production schedule wasn't released at this time.