Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Roar Power
Jurassic World unleashed on iTunes
Halo 5 Guardians
The Master Chief returns
Movie News

LFF 2015: A Bigger Splash Gala
Everyone having a Fiennes old time?
LFF 2015: Empire's High-Rise Gala
We present Ben Wheatley's latest triumph. You're welcome!
More Movie News

22 September 2015
Invest In The First Trailer For The Big Short
Adam McKay banks on a financial-crisis drama
More Movie News

Fury (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Zero Theorem (2014)
Empire Star Rating
12 Years A Slave (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Counsellor (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Red 2 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Ready For Twelve Monkeys: The TV Series?
However no Bruce or Brad this time...

22 July 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Twelve Monkeys

Of all the movies you might think would be natural choices for a spin-off show on the SyFy Channel, we’re not sure Twelve Monkeys was ever on the list, purely because of its wackadoodle Terry Gilliam Style. The gang at SyFy clearly disagrees, because the US cable network is cooking up a pilot for a potential series.

For those who have not enjoyed the warped tale of sickness, time travel and lunacy cooked up by His Gilliam-ness and writers David and Janet Peoples, the 1995 film starred Bruce Willis as James Cole, a prisoner serving time in a future world ravaged by a terrible virus.

He’s offered a pardon if he’ll travel back in time – through some decidedly unsafe technology – and discover information key to stopping terrorist group the Army Of The Twelve Monkeys. The dodgy machinery flings him back to an earlier time than he expects and he ends up in a mental institution, where he meets the lovely Dr. Railly (Madeleine Stowe) and the crazed Jeffrey Goines (Brad Pitt), who is connected to the viral attack...

Two of the original film’s producers, Chuck Roven and Richard Suckle, are aboard to oversee things, and Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett will write what is planned as a 90-minute pilot aimed at kicking off a series.

The story certainly has a lot of potential, but we have doubts that anyone can match the twisted visuals of Gilliam...

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Sacha Baron Cohen Departs Freddie Mercury Biopic
There was a disagreement about the tone
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Empire's Best Horror Films For Halloween
An unlucky thirteen triple-bills

Emily Blunt Talks Sicario
On the five-star thriller, puke acting and taking Tom Cruise to The Box

Denis Villeneuve Talks Sicario
On his cartel thriller and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel

Tomorrowland: The Viewing Guide
Brad Bird talks through his sci-fi adventure, scene by scene

Empire Meets Ridley Scott
The great director on The Martian, Blade Runner 2 and the Prometheus sequels

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)