U.N.C.L.E. movie may be gaining momentum, LAT Says

A Los Angeles Times blog says momentum may be gaining for a movie based on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

When last we heard, back in April, Warner Bros. had a writer, Max Borenstein, on board as well as a director, David Dobkin. Steven Zeitchik, writing on the LAT’s 24 Frames blog, takes it from there:

Now, “U.N.C.L.E.” is picking up more speed — of a sort. Borenstein has turned in his script (which is said to be a commercial action thriller with some comedic touches, but not the other way around) and the studio likes it and wants to move forward, according to sources. But Dobkin, it turns out, will only produce, not direct, which has led the studio to intensify its search for a director.

Zeitchik provides some additional details and you can read the entire blog post by CLICKING RIGHT HERE.

Now we’re on record as being skeptical of a Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie becoming reality. But if the LAT is on to something, we may have to re-evaluate.

Could The Man From U.N.C.L.E. be stirring again?

After a long time of seemingly nothing happening, The Hollywood Reporter says a possible movie based on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. may be moving forward again.

Max Borenstein has been tapped to write the latest draft of “Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” Warner Bros.’ big-screen version of the 1960s TV show.

David Dobkin is attached to direct the long-in-development project and will produce with John Davis and Jeff Kleeman.

Who is Max Borenstein? According to his profile on IMDB.com he doesn’t exactly have a lot of credits. His main effort is as writer and director of Swordswallowers and Thin Men. The IMDB entry has a plot summary that’s not exactly a big sprawling, world-spanning adventure.

The trade publication describes the writer-director this way:

Borenstein, repped by UTA and Anonymous Content, is known for highbrow and historical fare including “History on Trial” and “JIMI,” a Jimi Hendrix biopic script set up at Legendary that landed on last year’s Black List. To read the entire Hollywood Reporter story, JUST CLICK HERE.

A major caveat: there have been efforts to launch an U.N.C.L.E. movie for most of the past 20 years. Wake us when the cameras actually start to roll.