Friday, January 16, 2015

12 Monkeys TV remake billboards...

12 Monkeys series premiere billboard
Just how do you adapt Terry Gilliam's mind-bending, time-hopping 1995 movie 12 Monkeys into a TV series?

That's the burning question that Syfy hopes to answer this television season as it re-imagines the science fiction thriller which originally starred Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt (earning the latter a Golden Globe win and an Oscar nomination).
12 Monkeys Syfy remake billboard
The thirteen-episode series will follow the general premise of the dystopian future movie, a man called 'Cole' (played by Aaron Stanford) is sent back into the past to prevent a terrorist group, The Army of the Twelve Monkeys, releasing a virus which decimates the world's population, but there will be several significant differences (although you'll have to watch to discover what they all are, although chief amongst them is that Pitt's original crazy role will now be played by a woman, Emily Hampshire).
12 Monkeys TV remake billboard
With the recent, and still ongoing, Ebola epidemic in West Africa, this visual of a man in a surgical mask and the threat of a pandemic virus is more poignant than ever. The new 12 Monkeys logo on the mask also has that nice hazardous, foreboding feel to it too.

These billboards for the 12 Monkeys TV remake were first spied along Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood on January 6, 2015, then the next day at the intersection of Melrose and Highland Avenues.
12 Monkeys season 1 billboard
For other examples of TV shows inspired by a movie, be sure to check out these billboards for Hannibal, billboards for Sleepy Hollow and these Teen Wolf billboards.

It's not the first movie to be adapted for television, and we're sure it won't be the last either.

Let's hope that when we watch this reimagining we won't want to 'unmake history' as if it had never happened.
12 Monkeys series launch billboard

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