It's been a rather good summer for SyFy, what with Sharknado proving a surprise smash hit, so we can't help but wonder if their streak will continue now that they've given the green light for a small screen adaptation of Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys.
As per Deadline, the network has ordered a 60-minute pilot episode of the proposed series, which will of course be based on the 1995 flick. For those of you who aren't familiar with the film, it told the tale of a convicted criminal (Bruce Willis) who travelled back in time to try and figure out why a deadly virus had forced the earth's future population to live underground. See, they were doing the whole dystopia thing back in the 90s too now lads.
The pilot, written by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (who both worked on the likes of Nikita and Terra Nova) is due to be produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment. Filming is set to begin in November, so we're assuming they'll be hiring and subsequently revealing the cast rather soon.
Of course, all eyes will be fixed on Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis. It's not exactly unusual to see stars popping up in adaptations, albeit ill-fated ones. We have a feeling Brad might be a bit too busy, but now that Bruce has errr, parted ways with Sly Stallone and The Expendables, we figure it might be a handy job for him, eh? Who cares what happened to him in the actual film, jumping the shark is all the rage these days.
Sure just look what Sharknado did for Ian Ziering and Tara Reid...