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12 Monkeys [SyFy - US] [** Spoilers **]

  • 03-03-2014 3:15pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 1,124 Engine No.9


    Anybody heard of a TV reboot of this most excellent film? Haven't found out much about it except the fact that it's gonna be on SyFy and the lead female character's name will be to Cassandra Railly, not Catherine.

    Can only imagine that it will follow the spread of the virus but aside from that I'm not sure where it will, or even can, go.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 74,965 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Syfy has ordered a 12-episode series to premiere in January 2015


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,853 ✭✭✭ conorhal


    Oh dear God no!

    A 'SyFy' channel that can't spell Sci-fi tackling one of the most perfect peices of Gilliam headf***ery is always going to raise my hackles.
    There's no reason for this series to exist, the film is a perfect closed loop of time travel magic as it stands and I suspect they're going to 'quantum leap' the show in the realm of stupidity.


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,965 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1




  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,102 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Without Gilliam's visual flourish & eccentricity, that adaptation looks incredibly drab and dull, not to mention cheap. Given how much of the film's mystique is anchored within its offbeat aesthetics, you'd think Scy-Fy might have pushed the boat out a little. Then again, this is the channel that'd rather spend its cash on Sharknado 2 and garbage like that than intelligent programming. Battlestar feels like a long time ago.

    It's equally disappointing to see the adaptation's dropping one of the more intriguing cornerstones of the movie: was Bruce Willis' character genuinely a time-traveller, or just insane? Seems that won't be translated to the TV show. I'll give it a chance, but the film's such a perfectly weighted concept, a genuine closed (time) loop and I don't see how any TV show could capture that pacing.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,839 ✭✭✭✭ Darko


    I'm really liking how it's shaping up, honestly I think that that worst thing they could have done would have been to make it slavishly loyal to the original. The trailer looks decent if somewhat uninspired but the cast is good and like all sci-fi, you have to give it a series to find it's feet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,060 ✭✭✭ whomitconcerns


    looks pretty good and I do like Zeljko Ivanek, he usually adds a bit of fun to it!

    Trailer below (as above one is geo blocked)


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,282 ✭✭✭ Adamocovic


    So is the show going to follow the same story as the film? As in basically the main guy here is going to James Cole (bruce willis' character)?


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,965 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    New trailer out




  • Registered Users Posts: 55,454 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Starts tonight US time early morning our time.


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  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,399 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    Loved it .... what an excellent setup for a series.

    Solid cast too - it's like a cult TV supergroup. :)

    Must watch the movie again - can't really remember it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,454 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Ye fun opening episode and always good to see Kirk Acevedo hopefully he role will be a bit bigger as the shows goes on.


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,399 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    Ye fun opening episodes

    FYP. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,187 ✭✭✭✭ _Kaiser_


    I've never seen the film :eek: :P Is it a prerequisite?


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,454 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    _Kaiser_ wrote: »
    I've never seen the film :eek: :P Is it a prerequisite?

    No not really.

    But the movie is well worth a look in it's own right. It's top notch science fiction and Brad Pitt is really really good in it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32 ✭✭✭ tegerman


    _Kaiser_ wrote: »
    I've never seen the film :eek: :P Is it a prerequisite?

    I would say yes. The movie is a msterpiece and you don't want to soil your experience of it by having seen the TV show first. Same as with the Fargo film and TV series.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,938 ✭✭✭✭ SteelyDanJalapeno


    I think this premiered the weekend, It's actually pretty good!

    Follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.

    http://screenrant.com/12-monkeys-tv-series-trailer/


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,112 ✭✭✭ squonk


    Caught the pilot last night. Definitely has piqued my interest and I'll keep watching.

    Another plus: Katrina from Suits... yum yum :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,578 ✭✭✭ Tristram


    Good start. Has promise. Keeping my fingers crossed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,447 ✭✭✭✭ expectationlost


    in the first ep why didn't he just tell the guy what he did, he might just want to avoid it


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,447 ✭✭✭✭ expectationlost


    why didn't he go back to his own time the first time he splintered? after he was shot?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,122 DerekDGoldfish


    Checked IMDB because I wanted to see what the actor who played Cole was in previously as it as annoying me. His agent/publicist or whoever wrote the bio certainly thinks a lot of their client.

    "An actor who consistently brings intensity and intelligence to his work, Aaron Stanford is poised to become one of the foremost talents of his generation."


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,447 ✭✭✭✭ expectationlost


    don't really buy the chemistry between them


  • Registered Users Posts: 992 danger_mouse_tm


    Just finished episode three. It didn't think it was going to be rated as high as it is on IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt3148266/?ref_=nv_sr_4, but it's up there. The plot in 2043 with double crossing Max and Deacon is really going to open this up.
    I've had great respect for Kirk Acevedo since Fringe. He's going to make this show for me.
    I should have waited before starting to watch it. It's one of the shows that I really want to binge on!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,222 ✭✭✭ naughto


    Why did Cole shoot the doc at the end of the last ep?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,447 ✭✭✭✭ expectationlost


    naughto wrote: »
    Why did Cole shoot the doc at the end of the last ep?
    he didnt' want anyone else finding out what he told him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,849 ✭✭✭ Sarn


    I presume because he knew the doc was never going to get off the island and would reveal information on the Night Room to the Army of the 12 Monkeys. As far as Cole is concerned everyone is already dead so killing someone is not an issue if it will save the future.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,227 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    I'm wondering how long until they realise it's actually all pretty pointless. I mean it's clear all this time travelling has happened before, with the most recent example being the tall man being scarred before Cole did the scarring. And another example of the predestination time travel is him meeting Leland, which was at least the second time for Leland. Or just the fact that Cassie named Cole in her message.

    On another note, how are the splinters controlled? I thought they were random at first but he seems to be able to choose when to go back to the future.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,099 ✭✭✭ TheSheriff


    Really liked this when it first stared, its loosing me tough.

    Shame, as it has a good premise.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,222 ✭✭✭ naughto


    I am the same turned off the last ep about 10 mins in I might go back to it doubt it though


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