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’12 Monkeys’ Pilot Gets Greenlight From Syfy

Cast-contingent adaptation of Bruce Willis-Brad Pitt film is expected to go into production in November

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.

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The pilot, which is being produced by Atlas Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions, is expected to go into production in November.