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UPDATED: True Lies: The TV Series Goes to ABC

Deadline.com is reporting that James Cameron's feature film True Lies -- rumors of a sequel to which have been circulating for years -- is about to be turned into a television series. UPDATE: That TV series is going to be aired on ABC.
Writes Deadline, "I hear the project, from Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV, is about to be taken out to the networks. Rene Echevarria is the writer/showrunner, executive producing with Cameron and Lightstorm’s Rae Sanchini and Jon Landau. The 1994 movie centered on Harry Tasker (Schwarzenegger), a computer salesman/family man who lives a double life as a government spy. During a top-secret mission, Harry discovers that his mousy wife Helen (Curtis), seeking adventure, has embarked on an affair with an used cars salesman who has seduced her by pretending to be a spy. Harry sets out to give her the excitement she craves while battling Middle Eastern terrorists who threaten nuclear war with the U.S... Sixteen years after its release, True Lies continues to be a fan favorite, with speculation about a potential sequel never dying. Cameron wrote and directed the movie, which was based on the 1991 French film La totale! penned by Claude Zidi, Didier Kaminka and Simon Michael. The trio shared teleplay credit with Cameron on the Hollywood adaptation."

Showrunner Rene Echevarria's credits include Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Now and Again, Medium, Cameron's own Dark Angel, Castle and MTV's forthcoming Teen Wolf.

UPDATE: Offers Deadline: "ABC, which has been largely out of the spy genre since Alias, is reentering it in a big way. The network, which already is developing a Charlie's Angels reboot, just landed the series adaptation of James Cameron's 1994 action comedy True Lies, in a premium deal that includes a large penalty [if the series doesn't go forward]."
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EdGross
9/17/2010
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7 Comments

didnt like the movie...i sense the series will fail...
AnilRickly - 9/14/2010, 8:05 PM
ANIL @ Get some taste buddy!

Movie was [frick]ing awesome!!!

Can't see a series tho?
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