Syfy is moving ahead full-bore with its small-screen adaptation of the Brad Pitt/Bruce Willis film “12 Monkeys,” casting two starring roles and setting up a showrunner and director for the pilot.
“Nikita” star Aaron Stanford (pictured) has been cast to star in the pilot, as has Amanda Schull (“Suits,” “Pretty Little Liars”).
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Meanwhile, Natalie Chaidez, whose producing credits include “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “V,” “Necessary Roughness” and “In Plain Sight,” has been tapped as the showrunner for the project, while Jeffrey Reiner directing and also executive producing.
The hour-long pilot will follow “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 also executive produce.