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New writer boards big-screen version of 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

18-Apr-2010 • Bond Style

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, reports the Hollywood Report blog Heatvision.

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

Running from 1964-68 on NBC, the TV series featured the espionage adventures of Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, agents of United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.), who fight the forces of T.H.R.U.S.H. (Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity).

The show was produced by MGM Television and starred Robert Vaughn and David McCallum. Warners inherited rights from Turner Broadcasting, which acquired them from MGM.

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.

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