The True Lies TV show just took a small step forward as CBS has officially placed a pilot order for the show. Based on the 1994 film of the same name by director James Cameron, the True lies The adaptation of the television series will be developed by Burn notice creator Matt Nix, McG and Cameron for the 20th century. The three will all serve as executive producers with Nix writing the pilot and McG directing.
As a reboot series, True lies won’t bring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis back to reprise their roles from the film, but the pilot will follow similar characters in an almost identical storyline. According to one description in the series, “Shocked to discover that her bland and run-of-the-mill computer consultant husband is a skilled international spy, a dissatisfied suburban housewife is propelled into a life of danger and adventure when she is recruited to working alongside her to save the world as they try. to revitalize their passionless marriage. “
McG has been trying to get True Lies restarted for years. In 2017, it was announced that Fox was planning to produce a pilot with McG executive producer and Marc Guggenheim writing the screenplay. The project folded before making a real pull, but McG remained unmoved on the reconsideration True lies. Progress appeared to be moving forward in 2019 when McG said that a new show based on the film would be developed for Disney +, but like the deal with Fox, that version also appeared to be dropped.
Oddly enough, he was working on another reboot of a classic movie that finally got the ball rolling. True lies. Last year, McG was hired to write and produce a reboot of the Turney & Hooch television series for Disney +, created and produced by Matt Nix. Their partnership led to explore other ideas, culminating in their new pitch for a True lies reboot that caught the attention of CBS. The fact that the network already has an interest in restarting classic franchises with titles like Clarice and Equalizer on my way.
Written and directed by James Cameron, the original True lies follows Arnold Schwarzenegger as US government agent Harry Tasker, a spy who struggles to balance his work with his family life. Jamie Lee Curtis stars as his wife who ends up getting involved when she finds out what her husband has been up to. Bill Paxton, Tom Arnold, Tia Carrere, Art Malik and Eliza Dushku also performed. A box office success, the film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
No casting information has yet been revealed for the True lies TV series, but with the pilot under the green light, it shouldn’t be long before we find out about it all. While the original version of the film performed very well, it also remains to be seen if the TV series translates as well, but it appears to be in good hands with a big fan like McG taking the reins. This news comes from Deadline.
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