12 Monkeys, a well-known post-apocalyptic 1995 film, is getting a TV adaptation. You already guess – Syfy is behind the project! They already say: “we have a great pilot” but we’re not so convinced.
Anyway, probably the best thing is that Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (who previously paired on “Nikita”) are on board to pen the script, so who knows, maybe we should give them a try…
So, at this moment we know that Jon Cassar is set to direct the project, which is (according to THR) 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”.
Just in case you forgot, the original movie was directed by Terry Gilliam, and starred Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt. It grossed approximately $168.8 million worldwide, and Pitt was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and also won a Golden Globe for his performance.
It revolved around Willis’ character – a convicted criminal named James Cole, living in a grim post-apocalyptic future. He is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Hope we’ll soon have more updates to share.
Until then – stay tuned!