Syfy’s gone a bit bananas over monkeys, 12 of them to be exact. The network’s greenlit a pilot for the dramatic series 12 Monkeys based on the 1995 film directed by Terry Gilliam. If casting moves forward as anticipated, the pilot could go into production in November.
The feature film starred Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis and was produced by Atlas Entertainment, and Atlas Entertainment is also producing the series. Charles Roven (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Man of Steel) of Atlas produced the original movie and will executive producer the series along with Richard Suckle.
The one hour pilot was written by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Terra Nova).
Based on the classic hit film, 12 Monkeys follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.
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