Terry Gilliam’s 1995 sci-fi film 12 Monkeys is heading to the small screen.
The Hollywood Reporter says that the time travel tale is in development as a series with Terra Nova writers Travis Fickett and Terry Matalas attached to pen the pilot.
12 Monkeys is set in a post-apocalyptic future where a convict, James Cole, volunteers to travel back in time in the hopes of learning how it came to be that the release of a deadly virus set the world down a path to its own near-destruction. The movie was inspired by Chris Marker’s 1962 short film La Jetée.
Chuck Roven and Richard Suckle, both of whom produced the 1995 film, are attached to the series with a 90-minute pilot currently being planned.
24 helmer Jon Cassar is set to direct.