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James Cameron preps True Lies for TV

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  • 13-09-2010 8:51pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭


    I wonder if this will work out in the end:


    http://www.deadline.com/2010/09/true-lies-series-in-the-works-with-james-cameron-producing/
    After smashing box-office records with Titanic, James Cameron segued to television with a primetime series. Now, after topping Titanic’s record haul with his new box-office mammoth Avatar, Cameron is returning to television with what will no doubt become one of the hottest projects this development season: a TV series take on his 1994 action comedy True Lies that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis. 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 screenplay credit with Cameron on the Hollywood adaptation. Like Titanic and Avatar, True Lies was at the time the most expensive movie ever made, with budget rumored to be in the $100- $120 million range. And like Titanic and Avatar, True Lies more than made back its budget. True Lies also marked the first Lightstorm project to be distributed under Cameron's multi-million dollar production deal with 20th TV's sibling movie studio 20th Century Fox.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 ✭✭✭✭Richard Dower


    Should be in the tv forum -->


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭PaganKing


    Should be in the tv forum -->

    Yep probably should be, sorry. Pretty new to this. Is there way you know I can move this or do I need to check with a Mod?


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,295 ✭✭✭✭Duggy747


    No Arnie - No Dice


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭PaganKing


    Sorry but could one of the Mods please move this Thread into Television, please. Or if it suits delete it and I'll restart it in there. Its kinda film related but it does belong in TV. Thanks in advance and sorry for the bother. :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,788 ✭✭✭✭krudler


    True Lies is 16 years old, hoooooly sh1t that makes me feel old :(


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 ✭✭✭✭Richard Dower


    PaganKing wrote: »
    Yep probably should be, sorry. Pretty new to this. Is there way you know I can move this or do I need to check with a Mod?

    A mod should move it, get off yer arse mods!


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,810 ✭✭✭✭Basq


    A mod should move it, get off yer arse mods!
    Did you report it? No, didn't think so. Cop on Rich! :rolleyes:

    As for 'True Lies', I always thought the film was one of Cameron's weaker efforts. Not a show I'd have a huge amount of interest in I must say.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,187 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    Moved and tha'!
    A mod should move it, get off yer arse mods!

    We actually aren't online every minute of every day, contrary to popular belief.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,388 ✭✭✭PhiloCypher


    Question is do they just recast the roll of Harry Tasker or do they do True lies the next generation and focus on his daughter the now all growd up Eliza Dushku with the occasional cameo from Jamie Lee .


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 35,220 Mod ✭✭✭✭pickarooney


    Probably my favourite Cameron film, but I would have no interest in a TV series of it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,736 ✭✭✭✭_Kaiser_


    krudler wrote: »
    True Lies is 16 years old, hoooooly sh1t that makes me feel old :(

    You have it easy.. I can't believe Beverly Hills Cop is 26!! years old!! :eek:

    Don't know how successful this would be. The film was ok - fun but ultimately nothing outstanding (as basquille says, one of the weaker efforts).


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,388 ✭✭✭PhiloCypher


    JJ Abrams already has a spy couple show in the works with Undercover so its hard to see how a True Lies tv show would set itself apart in what is now considering the currently airing covert ops and the defunct Alias a well populated and some would say tired genre .


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 35,220 Mod ✭✭✭✭pickarooney


    How many new police and lawyer and doctor series are coming out this year? I think I counted about eleven. A good show should be able to make it no matter how many similar shows are out there. But this doesn't sounds like a good show.


  • Registered Users Posts: 85,474 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    It might work depending how on who takes Arnie and Jamie's roles and which tv channel gets it (not Fox hopefully)


  • Registered Users Posts: 85,474 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/news/a277776/abc-picks-up-true-lies-adaptation.html
    ABC has reportedly picked up the new television adaptation of True Lies.
    Earlier this month, it emerged that the film's director James Cameron is executive producing the project.
    The original movie starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as a computer salesman called Harry living a double life as a spy.
    During a mission, Harry discovers that his wife is looking for adventure and decides to make her life more exciting.
    Deadline reports that ABC has now landed the new television adaptation. The project is being penned by Rene Echevarria, who has previously worked on The 4400, Castle and Medium. Echevarria will also executive produce the project.


  • Registered Users Posts: 85,474 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    Steve Howey steps into the Arnold Schwarzenegger role as Harry Tasker, an all-purpose spy within the ultra-secretive Omega Sector

    CBS has been trying to remake True Lies as a series for over a decade

    Matt Nix of Burn Notice is behind this reboot

    ( Sorry if another newer thread already but nothing showed up in search but search is not working great since change over )

    I like the premise and it could work as a series but the leads just are not gelling for me



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