Syfy Orders Pilot for 12 Monkeys Series
Syfy has reportedly ordered a 60-minute pilot for a proposed drama series based on the 1995 post-apocalyptic thriller 12 Monkeys. The film, which stars Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt and Christopher Plummer, follows convict James Cole (Willis) as he is sent into the future to learn more about the virus that will soon send his world into complete chaos.
The script for the pilot was written by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett of Terra Nova, and will begin filming in November, contingent on the network and producers agreeing to a suitable cast. There is no word yet on who might hop on board, though it is expected that the series will closely follow the events of the film and its source material, French director Chris Marker’s short film La Jetée.
Just last month Syfy ordered a 90-minute pilot for a drama based on the 2010 feature Legion, which starred Paul Bettany as a fallen archangel.
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