Thursday, November 18, 2010

Rumor Mill: Man From U.N.C.L.E. Remake

Word on the street (or, at least, on some movie gossip websites) is that Steven Soderbergh is prepping a remake of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. for the big screen. Considering his success with the Ocean's 11 remake (the first one at least), he doesn't seem like a bad choice. Of course, every other film he's made has been a flop (deservedly so, in my opinion), but this could be a hit. The good news is that he intends for it to take place in the 1960s as a period piece, which is as it should be. I would have no interest in watching an updated take on U.N.C.L.E.

Rumors also state that George Clooney wants the role of Napolean Solo, which makes sense because he seems to star in every film directed by Soderbergh. Clooney wouldn't be a bad choice, but I think this was a role Kyle MacLachlan was born to play. David Hyde Pierce would be a pretty good choice to play Solo's partner Kuryakin, but he might be getting a bit old.

Make it happen, Soderbergh.


Justin Garrett Blum said...

Have you seen Kyle MacLachlan lately? He looks like he's about a hundred years old. He hasn't aged well.

Donald said...

What he needs is a great role like this to get him back into fighting shape. He's got to be younger than Clooney.

Anyway, he looks a lot like Robert Vaughn, at least when they were both in their primes.

tep said...

kyle maclachlan can't hold a candle to clooney

television lady said...

i'd hit either one, to be honest, but i agree with justin, maclachlan got *real* wrinkly. maybe he hit the bottle a bit heavy after TP ended. which is a damned shame.