A television series based on James Cameron’s 1994 action hit True Lies is currently in development.
The potential series has been set up at Fox with Cameron on board as executive producer. McG, whose directing credits include Charlie’s Angels and Terminator Salvation, is also attached as exec producer and will directing the pilot if the script is given the green light.
Marc Guggenheim, executive producer on CW shows Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, as well as Netflix’s Trollhunters, will pen the screenplay and is also on board as EP.
THR reports that this TV show take on the action film, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Bill Paxton, will follow a similar plotline: “a modern version of the story about how a suburban couple adjusts when one of them is revealed to be a spy”. Cameron’s picture was actually a loose remake of the 1991 French comedy La Totale!.
Fox has handed the project a put pilot commitment, meaning there’ll be monetary penalties if it doesn’t air as either a special or a series.
True Lies was quite a big hit back in ’94. The R-rated (US rating) picture raked in $US378.8 million worldwide from a production budget of $US115 million and received a Best Visual Effects Oscar nomination. Curtis took home a Best Actress win at the Golden Globes.
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