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Terry Gilliam’s 1995 film 12 Monkeys may become a series at SyFy.

The cable net announced today that it’s developing a pilot about 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.

Production is set to begin in November on the script from Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Terra Nova, Nikita). The pilot is cast contingent — meaning, if they can’t find actors to fill the roles originally played by the likes of Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt in the movie — the project won’t go forward.

The film grossed over $160 million and earned Pitt an Academy Award nomination.