Originally developed a year ago and then seemingly abandoned, FOX is once again pushing for a TV series adaptation of the Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman-led 2001 military thriller “Behind Enemy Lines”.
Set in the midst of critical peace negotiations between the U.S. and Russia, in the series three American soldiers are shot down behind enemy lines in Eastern Ukraine. This will chronicle their attempts to get to safety.
Nikki Toscano is penning this second take on bringing the story to the small screen, taking over from Jeffrey Nachmanoff. 20th Century Fox TV, Temple Hill and Davis Entertainment will produce.
The original film, which followed a single pilot and was set primarily in war-torn Bosnia, grossed $92 million worldwide on a modest budget. It spawned three direct-to-video sequels.