12-monkeys-pilot-syfy.jpg250px-KirkAcevedo.jpgLast year, Syfy ordered a 90-minute pilot for the small-screen adaptation of 12 Monkeys, the 1995 Terry Gilliam sci-fi film starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt. The pilot must have impressed, because 12 Monkeys is officially going to series.
Syfy announced that they have ordered an additional 12 episodes for the series, in addition to the pilot. Atlas Entertainment, the production company behind the 12 Monkeys movie, will produce the show.
Starring Amanda Schull (Suits), Kirk Acevedo (Fringe) and Nikita alums Aaron Stanford and Noah Bean, 12 Monkeys "follows the journey of a time traveler (Stanford) 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."
Nikita writers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett ... wrote the pilot and will co-executive produce the series with Natalie Chaidez (Heroes), who will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights) directed and served as executive producer on the pilot.
couple other places are saying Aaron Stanford is playing James Cole same as Bruce Willis in the movie, so guess they are going to try the same thing that Rodriguez is doing with From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.
Last edited by goatface; 04-06-2014 at 05:44 PM.
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Never liked the 1995 12 Monkeys honestly. Thought it was kinda boring.
No one deserves the Syfy treatment.
The original movie was definitely slow, but it took me a couple viewings to really appreciate it. I have zero interest in what is most likely going to a much worse TV show.
Took me ages to figure out who the woman right at the end was who said 'I'm in Insurance'. I think I got that on 3rd viewing. Mind blown.
that movie is unwatchable
Unwatchable for Astrocreep = masterpiece!
it was on TCM a few months ago and i tried watching it. i didnt get 5 minutes into it. if you like it, congrats. more power to you.
by all means watch that movie. please do.
I still haven't seen Monkeys 1-11, and now this?
It's hard to keep up, these days.
But be sure to watch it with original audio and subtitles, there is an English dubbed version I saw that I don't advise watching. The change loses a lot. The difference is that the original dialogue is spoken with a close hushed voice, so it feels like it is whispered in your ear, hearing that and reading the subtitles works. The Dubbed English version doesn't do that.
I can't remember the last time I saw a sci-fi channel original show that I actually liked. If I remember correctly, even SG1 started in one of those regular networks. Pretty sure they can take any concept and shit the bed.
Edit: Just remembered battlestar galactica. That was probably just a fluke. Are the creators of the show still working with scifi?
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