Syfy Orders 12 Monkeys Pilot By Terra Nova Duo

12 Monkeys Syfy PilotSyfy is bananas for 12 Monkeys — and get this, none of them fly nor work for a wicked witch.

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As reported by our sister site Deadline, the cabler has given a cast-contigent green light to a series adaptation of the 1995 Terry Gilliam film, which starred Bruce Willis as a convict from a post-apocalyptic future sent back in time to acquire intel on a virus that will wreak havoc on humanity.

Brad Pitt costarred as a mental patient Willis’ character meets who may have ties to the Army of the Twelve Monkeys, a terrorist group believed responsible for the viral attack.

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Filming on the pilot, which was penned by Terra Nova‘s Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, is set to begin in November, with 12 Monkeys movie producer Charles Roven on board as an EP.

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15 Comments
  1. Drew says:

    Cool movie. I was interested to see this… then you mentioned Terra Nova and I was knocked back to “meh, we’ll see”

  2. Cherry says:

    Really interesting to see who they’ll cast in the lead! Jai Courtney would be great.

  3. amycorvus says:

    Reblogged this on Neon Disease and commented:
    Shades of Continuum in there maybe?

    • Bob says:

      You really have to stop doing that, Amy. Also, since the original movie came out 18 years ago, don’t you think ‘Continuum’ has shades of ’12 Monkeys’?

      • amycorvus says:

        Stop doing what? Bit vague there mate.
        The recent success of Continuum is providing the shade in this context, not the plot.

  4. Derek Johnson says:

    12 Monkeys would make an interesting TV show (or event series), but isn’t Continuum exactly the same show for Syfy?

  5. Matthew says:

    I love TV and all, but is a show for this storyline really neccesary? I think the movie tied up the story pretty well, to be honest. Also, one wonders if this will be serving as a sequel to the movie, or taking the idea and starting from scratch.

  6. Mia says:

    12 monkeys directed by those idiots ..

    lol

  7. DL says:

    Eh, just no. Twelve Monkeys was a phenomenal movie, but I can’t see how it translates to television. Nor would I want to, with this creative team and network. Barring exceptional reviews, I’ll pass on this and keep my memories of the film.

  8. Eli says:

    Yes, Terra Nova was such a well-written show. This simply cannot be anything but good!

  9. Britta Unfiltered says:

    No. Just no. 12 Monkeys is an awesome science fiction movie for 3 reasons: Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, and Terry Gilliam, none of which this show will have. They’re going to ruin it! Now I need to go find this movie on Netflix or whatever to watch it and mourn it.

  10. jake says:

    the twelve monkeys movie was perfect, i see no need for this unless its being changed like under the dome

  11. jake says:

    i hope they get to keep the theme music somehow

  12. Has anyone else out there gone through something similar? Let’s dish, dolls.

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