Soderbergh tells Omaha audience he’s still interested in U.N.C.L.E.

Director Steven Soderbergh, during an appearance in Omaha, said he’s still interested in doing a movie version of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. as a farewell to making films, according to an account by the Omaha World-Herald.

Soderbergh apparently only made a fleeting mention in Omaha. Here’s an excerpt from near the end of the Omaha newspaper article:

His last movie, he said, might be the big-screen version of “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” starring George Clooney. He called movies with Damon and Clooney, both of whom have worked with him many times, “a great way to have a farewell tour.”

This would appear to be the first time Soderbergh has openly, and publicly, acknowledged his interest in doing an U.N.C.L.E. movie as his last film. Soderbergh’s interest was originally reported by the Hollywood Reporter in November. But that report didn’t have a direct comment by Soderbergh.

Clooney has been previously mentioned in connection with a Soderbergh version of U.N.C.L.E. Does Soderbergh’s quote indicate he’s interested in having Damon be part of the movie also?