Here Comes: 'Man from UNCLE' Remake, 'The Swarm' Remake, A Warner Bros. Lawsuit if You're Downloading Harry Potter

November 17, 2010

- Steven Soderbergh will likely direct Warner Brothers' adaptation of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., abandoning the currently-planned comic angle and setting it in the '60s. George Clooney is already rumored to star, because that guy loves puttin' on a suit for Steve Soderbergh.

- We're remaking The Swarm, too, with commercial director Ash Bolland attached to direct. The original, Michael Caine-starring killer bee film is notoriously one of the stupidest disaster films ever made, but maybe this will have better luck once someone re-writes it as an anti-mobile phone parable.

- The first 36 minutes of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 was leaked online today. Warner Bros. has already released a statement, saying, "We are working actively to restrict and/or remove copies that may be available. Also, we are vigorously investigating this matter and will prosecute those involved to the full extent of the law." Because if anyone is going to annoyingly release just the first portion of a Harry Potter story, it's going to be them, this Friday.

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