Syfy is firming up the cast and producers on “12 Monkeys” as THR writes that “Nikita” and X-Men: The Last Stand‘s Aaron Stanford, pictured above, and Pretty Little Liars‘ Amanda Schull, below, have been tapped to star in the drama pilot based on Terry Gilliam’s feature film of the same name. Additionally, In Plain Sight‘s Natalie Chaidez has boarded the drama as showrunner and Jeffrey Reiner has been tapped to direct and exec produce.
Based on Universal Pictures’ feature film that starred Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt, “the drama centers on a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.”
Stanford will play Cole, a desperate and haunted man from the near future who travels to the present day to stop the deadly plague from being released upon the world. Schull will play Cassandra Railly, a brilliant doctor forced to choose between her idyllic life or join Cole’s mission to uncover the dangerous conspiracy.
Terry Matalas (“Nikita,” “Terra Nova,” “Star Trek: Enterprise”) and Travis Fickett (“Nikita,” “Terra Nova”) will pen the script for the Universal Cable Productions venture. Production will begin in November.