Cable network Syfy is set to turn Terry Gilliam’s cult 1995 sci-fi feature “12 Monkeys” into a TV series.
Bruce Willis starred in the original as James Cole, a convicted criminal in a near future where the last of humanity lives underground after a pandemic.
Cole is sent back in time to discover the source of the virus which was tied to a group of radicals known as the Army of the Twelve Monkeys. Brad Pitt earned an Oscar nomination for his memorable role in the project.
Producers Chuck Roven and Richard Suckle are planning a “Battlestar Galactica” style approach – crafting a 90-minute telemovie that will serve as a backdoor pilot for a straight-to-series order.
“Nikita” and “Terra Nova” scribes Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett will pen the script with Jon Cassar (“24”) slated to direct.
Source: The Live Feed