Your daily dose of bite-sized movie news includes Joel McHale going all indie, Steven Soderbergh taking on a classic TV show and a possible return trip to Oz.
Director Steven Soderbergh is in talks to direct an adaptation of the 1960s TV series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” for Warner Bros. The negotiations are in their early stages, but if they work out Soderbergh would reteam with writer Scott Z. Burns, who penned “The Informant!” and the upcoming thriller “Contagion.” [Hollywood Reporter]
Speaking of remakes: Warner Bros. is also interested in a new version of “The Wizard of Oz” and is speaking with Robert Zemeckis about directing it. The new film would use the 1939 version’s original script. [Deadline]
Emily Blunt may be joining Jason Segel in a “Five-Year Engagement.” The actress (who co-stars with Segel in the upcoming “Gulliver’s Travels”) “will soon get an offer” for the comedy, which Nicholas Stoller (“Get Him to the Greek”) is directing. [Vulture]
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