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A small screen adaptation of Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt's cult sci-fi film 12 Monkeys is in the works.

Bosses at the US Syfy network have ordered a pilot, which will be written by screenwriters Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett.

The original 1995 film featured Willis as a convict living underground after the spread of a deadly disease.

It was directed by Terry Gilliam and pulled in over $US168 million at the box office.


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