The June 1999 issue of Total Film Magazine
(UK) reported the following on their "Rough Cut Rumours"
"It just had to happen. Mission Impossible, The Avengers, Austin Powers, The Mod Squad, Bond's Brosnonian makeover...Hollywood's preoccupation with revamping the '60s spy movie is still a-snowballing and the latest attempt could soon be with us. Its acronym: UNCLE, The Man from UNCLE."
"According to sources, Waterworld and Dudley Do-Right producer John Davis is working on transporting The Man From UNCLE into the present day. Although only at the first-draft stage, reports suggest Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin will be reborn alongside UNCLE's trademark gadgets (yay!) and bucketloads of humour (boo!). The original UNCLE worked well as a sly Bond-spoof, so the idea of resurrecting an 007 parody makes sense in this age of winking kitsch. Casting is still uncertain, but expect the likes of an Out of Sight-hyped George Clooney to replace Robert Vaughn as Napoleon and with the lack of a Russian lead, an effete Sean Bean as David McCallum's Illya. Cute guest spots from the original series are already in the bag."
Update 09 November 2000: Nothing new has been reported on this project.
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