Syfy To Adapt “12 Monkeys” Into A TV Series

July 23, 2013

The Syfy channel is currently adapting Terry Gilliam’s 1995 feature 12 MONKEYS, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie starred Bruce Willis as James Cole, a convicted criminal in a post-apocalyptic future where the Earth’s population is forced to live underground after a deadly virus. In a bid to earn a pardon, Cole will use an imperfect science of time travel to help collect information on the virus released by the Army of the Twelve Monkeys.

Producers Chuck Roven and Richard Suckle from Atlas Entertainment submitted the pitch, which is being eyed as a 90-minute backdoor pilot that would eventually lead to a straight-to-series order in a fashion similar to Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica.

Jon Cassar (24) will direct while Terry Matalas and Travis Ficket, who were writers on Nikita and Terra Nova, will write the script.

We have a great pilot, we’re now fleshing out what the rest of the series might be,” said Syfy president of original programming Mark Stern.

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