Syfy is ready to monkey around — and presumably, there won't be a tornado involved.
The cable network has given the go-ahead to a pilot for an adaptation of the 1995 Bruce Willis-Brad Pitt film "12 Monkeys," the network said Monday.
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The cast-contingent order is for a 60-minute pilot following "the journey of a time traveler 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."
Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett ("Terra Nova," "Nikita") wrote the pilot script and will serve as co-executive producers. Atlas Entertainment's Charles Roven, who produced the original film, and "Richard Suckle ("American Hustle") will executive produce.
The pilot, which is being produced by Atlas Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions, is expected to go into production in November.