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Steven Soderbergh has also dropped out of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

After being considered then rejected by actors like George Clooney, Johnny Depp, and Matt Damon before landing on Bradley Cooper, then rattling pachinko-style down to the Channing Tatum level, Steven Soderbergh’s planned adaptation of ’60s spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is no more, as Soderbergh has how decided to walk away from the project entirely. According to The Playlist, Soderbergh simply couldn’t come to an agreement with Warner Bros. over the casting or its budget, with the studio offering him $60 million to make a spy thriller set on four continents while still pushing for an A-list actor to star—apparently hoping that his handsome, A-list actor-y face would distract from the fact that some of those “exotic continents” were really just Vancouver with a few potted palm trees or something. Anyway, Warner Bros. will most likely scrap U.N.C.L.E.’s scheduled March shooting date and start over on the development process, while Soderbergh is now said to be considering what other films he can squeeze in before shooting his upcoming Liberace biopic—still expected to be his last film before retiring or taking an extended hiatus or whatever. He never did make that Schizopolis sequel…

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