12-monkeysExecutive producer Terry Matalas has announced on Twitter that Trevor Rabin is composing the music for the upcoming Syfy original series 12 Monkeys. The show is based on the 1995 feature directed by Terry Gilliam and stars Aaron Standford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean and Kirk Acevedo. The series follows 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. Matalas is also executive producing the Universal Cable production with Travis Fickett (Nikita), Natalie Chaidez and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Richard Suckle (American HustleThe International). The first season of 12 Monkeys is set to premiere in January of 2015 on Syfy. For updates on the series, visit the official show website.

  1. Justin Boggan says:

    Very loosly based upon might be a better way to phrase it:

    Co-executive producer Terry Matalas said, “It’s a complete re-imagining. We’re all big fans of the original film and we didn’t want to just re-do what the movie does. Everything from the top-down changed. While the story has a lot of the same themes, it wouldn’t make sense to tell the same story again…We changed the rules. In the movie, you can’t change the rules of time. Here, you can.”

    • Jacob says:

      That quote alone gives me enough incentive not to watch it.

      The film is up there as one of Gilliam’s masterpieces as far as I’m concerned.