US cable network Syfy has ordered a TV remake of Terry Gilliam’s 1995 feature film 12 Monkeys. 

The NBC Universal-owned broadcaster has commissioned a pilot for the adaptation, which was written by Terra Nova writers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett. 

The pilot is to be produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, which produced the original film. It will follow a time traveller from the future who appears in the present day to find and destroy the source of a deadly plague. 

Sci fi film 12 Monkeys starred Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt. Willis played a convicted criminal living in a grim post-apocalyptic future who is sent back in time to collect information on a virus that was thought to be released by the Army of the Twelve Monkeys terrorist organisation.