At first glance, turning Terry Gilliam‘s brilliant time-travel brain-twister 12 Monkeys into a weekly TV series seems… well, crazy. But after watching the first trailer for the forthcoming SyFy show, I think it’s… well, not as crazy as I used to.
Clearly they had to make changes to the storyline, and I’m not sure I agree with them — like having Dr. Railly give Cole the mission to travel into the past, and introducing a new potential Big Bad in Zeljko Ivanek‘s Leland. It’s not clear if this James Cole will meet a wacky Jeffrey Goines.
The movie starred Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt — who earned an Oscar nomination as Goines. The series will star X2: X-Men United’s Aaron Stanford in the Willis role and Suits’ Amanda Schull taking over for Stowe’s psychiatrist.
At least the 13-episode 12 MONKEYS gives us something to look forward to this January.