He may already have Mission: Impossible, but it looks like Tom Cruise in on the lookout for another TV-to-film franchise to star in, as Deadline reports that he is in early talks to star in the long-gestating film version of the 1960s TV show The Man From U.N.C.L.E., for Warner Bros. and director Guy Ritchie.
The original Man from U.N.C.L.E. ran from 1964 to 1968, starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum as two agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.), who do battle with the evil organisation Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity (T.H.R.U.S.H.). No specific plot details are known about this new version, or if like Mission: Impossible, it will turn into more of a solo Cruise show than the duo of the original.
Guy Ritchie is directing from a screenplay by Scott Z. Burns (Side Effects), which has been in various stages of development for several years. It isn’t known when it might shoot.