’12 Monkeys’ TV Pilot Being Developed By SyFy


SyFy is developing a pilot based on the Bruce Willis/ Brad Pitt film, 12 Monkeys. Aaron Stanford (The Hills Have Eyes) and Amanda Schull (One Tree Hill) are the project’s two leads.  The executive producer/ showrunner is Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights, Caprica), who will direct the pilot.

The 60-minute pilot is being produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original theatrical version.  Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Terra Nova, Nikita) wrote the pilot script and are co-executive producers. Production is slated to begin in December in Detroit.

12 Monkeys follows the journey of Cole (Stanford), a desperate and haunted time traveler from the post-apocalyptic near future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that eventually will decimate the human race.  Sounds interesting.