- By TVweb | Jul 22, 2013
The original movie followed a convicted criminal in a post-apocalyptic future where the Earth's population is forced to live underground after a deadly virus. In a bid to earn a pardon, he uses an imperfect science of time travel to help collect information on the virus released by the Army of the Twelve Monkeys.
Jon Cassar will direct the 90-minute pilot, which will lead directly into a series if it is picked up. The pilot is already written, with the rest of the first season being mapped out.
No story details were released. The episode order will be short, with between 6 to 10 episodes in the first season.
12 Monkeys was released January 5th, 1995 and stars Joseph Melito, Bruce Willis, Jon Seda, Michael Chance, Vernon Campbell, H. Michael Walls, Bob Adrian, Simon Jones. The film is directed by Terry Gilliam.