The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that an adaptation of 1995's 12 Monkeys, the beloved post-apocalyptic film starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt, is likely headed to the Syfy network. The new series will reportedly start with a 90-minute backdoor pilot, similar to Syfy's Battlestar Galactica, which is said to be followed by an initial season of eight to ten episodes. 12 Monkeys' original producers Chuck Roven and Richard Suckle reportedly submitted the pitch to the network, and 24's Jon Cassar will be tapped to direct the series.
Beyond that, it's still early days for the show, and casting has not yet been announced. Syfy president of original programming Mark Stern told The Hollywood Reporter that the team has a "great pilot" but that the rest of the series is still being fleshed out. As THR reports, the series joins a pipeline at Syfy including High Moon from Bryan Fueller (Pushing Daisies), and Proof from M. Night Shyamalan. And, of course, they'll all be competing with much bigger fish.