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'12 Monkeys' TV pilot hires 'Caprica' director Jeffrey Reiner

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Jeffrey Reiner is to helm Syfy's 12 Monkeys television pilot.

The cable network has ordered an hour-long episode based on Terry Gilliam's 1995 movie starring Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis.

'Twelve Monkeys' still


Reiner will direct and also serve as executive producer on the project, from Terra Nova writers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett.

His past work includes the Caprica pilot and episodes of Awake and The Event. He also helmed two NBC pilots which did not make it to series - a 2011 take on Wonder Woman and recent comic book adaptation The Sixth Gun.

Terry Gilliam

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Syfy's plans to adapt 12 Monkeys for TV have proven controversial, with the movie's director Gilliam - who is not involved - branding the project "ridiculous" and "dumb".

"It doesn't have anything to do with me and no-one has contacted me," said the filmmaker.

"It's a very dumb idea. If it was going to be any good, it would have to be written by David and Janet Peoples, who wrote the film."

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Watch the trailer for 12 Monkeys below:

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