Syfy greenlights 12 Monkeys TV series

News Louisa Mellor 7 Apr 2014 - 07:38

Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys is the latest feature film to be turned into a television series...

Fargo, From Dusk Till Dawn, and now Twelve Monkeys... The TV drama landscape will soon be unrecognisable from the 'New Releases' shelf of a branch of Blockbusters circa 1996. 

Twelve Monkeys (itself inspired by sixties French short La Jetée) is the latest movie to be given a small screen adaptation, this time by Syfy, which has just ordered a dozen episodes of the time travel virus drama.

The original film, as if any of you need telling, was released in 1995 and starred Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt and Madeleine Stowe. It told the story of a future world devastated by a deadly virus that wiped out most of mankind. Convict James Cole (Bruce Willis) is chosen to sit in a special chair attached halfway up a wall and to go back in time to discover, and stop, the source of the outbreak. There's also a great bit with some giraffes.

Nikita's Aaron Stanford plays the Bruce Willis role, alongside Noah Bean and Amanda Schull. We'll bring you air dates and more news as it arrives.

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