The Man From U.N.C.L.E. gains new team
Guy Ritchie and Lionel Wigram are in negotiations to work on the new The Man From U.N.C.L.E. film. Now I'm not sure if this means that Ritchie would be directing the film, although there's a damn good chance of that, but Wigram is his new production partner and after the Sherlock Holmes films they're teaming up together.
So this could be, negotiations going well, a big deal for their production company, but would he direct the film?
I think there's no doubt that considering Guy Ritchie just made two Sherlock Holmes films and made them so well that he wouldn't have a second thought adapting The Man From U.N.C.L.E. for a modern audience.
It is very similar territory, although The Man From U.N.C.L.E. isn't as loved and as well covered as Sherlock Holmes, with Holmes he proved that he could take a set of characters and situations that were so well documented in quite a specific way through so many books, series and films that no one thought it was possible. He did it, and he did it so well it's become a major success of his.
Of course there's not just him, there's a whole team behind Sherlock Holmes, but still, he's at the helm and he's the director, and if he's given a great script and pulls together some strong stars, why couldn't he do the same with The Man From U.N.C.L.E.?
Deadline have the news that Ritchie and Lionel Wigram are negotiating for The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and they say that the intention is for Ritchie to direct, although there's no accreditation of where that comes from as usual.
Still, considering Sherlock Holmes, I think this is a good match don't you?