Director Guy Ritchie continues developing, with his "Sherlock Holmes" producer Lionel Wigram, a big screen Warners' remake of the 1960's classic spy TV series "The Man From U.N..C.L.E."
The original NBC TV series, airing September 1964 to January 1968, follows two US secret agents, played by actors Robert Vaughn ("The Magnificent Seven") and David McCallum ("The Great Escape") , who work for the clandestine, international law-enforcement agency 'U.N.C.L.E.' ('United Network Command for Law and Enforcement').
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced 105 "U.N.C.L.E." episodes, originally developed by Sam Rolfe for executive producer Norman Felton, with"James Bond" author Ian Fleming contributing characters 'Napoleon Solo' and 'April Dancer', to series scriptwriters Robert Towne ("Chinatown") and Harlan Ellison ("The City On The Edge Of Forever").
In the TV series, American Solo (Vaughn) and Russian 'Illya Kuryakin' (McCallum) report to 'Alexander Waverly' (Leo G. Carrol'), aka 'Number One of Section One'. U.N.C.L.E.'s archenemy is 'THRUSH' ('Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and Subjugation of Humanity'), that originated in the Third Reich, believing in a '2-party' system of masters and slaves.