SyFy Brings 12 Monkeys to TV

Screen Shot 2013-07-22 at 6.10.01 PMSyFy has announced their intention to adapt the classic Terry Gilliam time-travel movie 12 Monkeys (which itself was adapted from a French short film) into a TV series.  12 Monkeys starred Bruce Willis as a working class man from a distopian future who is sent back to our present to track down the source of a pandemic that destroyed civilization.  Unfortunately for him, the time travel technology is less than perfect.

SyFy will be producing a backdoor pilot written by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Terra Nova).  A ‘backdoor pilot’ is a TV movie that is mostly self-contained, but leaves a ‘backdoor’ open for the story to be continued as a series, should the pilot be well-received.


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