Friday, November 18, 2011

Steven Soderbergh Leaves 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

Steven Soderbergh has walked away from directing 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,' a project he and writer Scott Z. Burns have been developing since early 2010, according to the playlist.

Rumours linking Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender, Johnny Depp and The Killing's Joel Kinnaman to the planned spy threequel, while George Clooney was forced out of contention with a back injury.

Warner Bros. delivered a low $60 million dollar budget proposal for what is supposed to be the first in a tentpole franchise threequel. Soderbergh felt the figure wasn’t enough for a ‘60s set period spy film that’s set on four continents, and with a March date looming, he could no longer wait for the studio to refine numbers or set cast, officially pulling out of the project.

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