facebook
twitter
search
search
X
Breaking News: Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev will seek a new trial

Syfy orders '12 Monkeys' TV pilot

Aug. 26, 2013 at 3:49 PM
| License Photo

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Syfy announced Monday it has ordered a drama series pilot based on the 1995 film "12 Monkeys," which was directed by Terry Gilliam.

The 60-minute, cast-contingent pilot is being produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, the producer of the original Bruce Willis-Brad Pitt theatrical movie.

The pilot "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," a synopsis said.

Production is to begin in November with Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, who wrote the pilot script, serving as co-executive producers.

No casting has been announced yet.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard depart for overseas missions trip
Christie Brinkley congratulates ex Billy Joel on new marriage
Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner vacation amid divorce announcement
Amy Schumer nails 'Real Housewives' audition
Elizabeth Olsen accidentally flashes underwear in Paris