“House” creator David Shore, “Charlie’s Angels” director McG and “The Blacklist” creator John Davis are all teaming up for a loose remake of the 1960s adventure series “I Spy” which has received a put pilot commitment at FOX.
Written by Shore and to be directed by McG, who also helmed the pilot of FOX’s upcoming “Lethal Weapon” small screen reboot, the story centers on a professional spy teamed with an enterprising civilian to solve high-stakes cases here and abroad.
Robert Culp and Bill Cosby starred in the original series which was remade as a 2002 comedy film with Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson. However the network was reportedly not interested in a straight remake, but rather a new take on the buddy spy genre. As a result the project will NOT incorporate the original show’s title.
Sony Pictures TV and Davis Entertainment will produce and the pair are closing a co-production agreement with 20th Century Fox TV where McG is based.