Tom cruises into Man From UNCLE?
Published 19/03/2013 | 16:51
Tom Cruise is reportedly in "early talks" to star in The Man From UNCLE remake.
The Mission: Impossible star is said to be in initial negotiations to take a lead role in Guy Ritchie's adaptation of the 60s TV series, reported Deadline.
George Clooney had previously been linked to the film, with Steven Soderbergh in the director's chair.
The original TV show starred Robert Vaughn and David McCallum as secret agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, who worked for the United Network Command for Law Enforcement and used gadgets and wits to fight against the evil organisation known as THRUSH.
Screenwriter Scott Z Burns told Collider what he and Steven had planned for the film version, saying: "Steven and I both loved it because it was a way of doing a spy movie and setting up a really interesting character that was fascinating to us, because UNCLE wasn't affiliated with the US or with Russia, it was this great Cold War thing.
"And now spies have all these great toys but we would have to take some of them away, because it was the 60s and there would be different plots because you didn't always have a cell (phone) and you couldn't solve problems with some of the things now. So we had this idea based on something happening in the real world."
Tom, last seen in Jack Reacher, will next be seen in Joseph Kosinski's sci-fi thriller Oblivion alongside Olga Kurylenko and Doug Liman's sci-fi action, All You Need Is Kill with Emily Blunt.