It’s finally here – 12 Monkeys gives us a glimpse of a desperate future in the all-new trailer… and while it’s no Terry Gilliam, it certainly looks interesting.
Much like the original sci-fi flick, 12 Monkeys features Cole (Aaron Stanford) – a man sent back from a desolate future in an attempt to stop a violent plague being unleashed upon the Earth. But is there a lot more to it than being a simple, straight remake?
Chadwick Boseman Is Black Panther
There are undoubtedly clear references to the original Terry Gilliam film. Perhaps most notably, the iconic stencilled monkey that appears throughout. But I can’t help thinking that Syfy’s ambitious remake could just take the story into uncharted territory.
“What do I do that is so monumental that the laws of physics are broken?”
It’s a question that will no doubt be answered throughout the series… but for now, it’s a bit of a mystery.
I have to admit, I once wondered why on earth 12 Monkeys needed to be remade into a television series… and with a number of TV remakes heading our way, it’s a question that crops up a lot more than it should.
But I get the feeling that 12 Monkeys could be very different.
First Details From The Mummy Reboot
It certainly looks like an exciting concept and while all the hallmarks of the original are there, I get the feeling it’ll also bring a lot of new material to the table. Of course, whether or not it manages to ignite the fan base remains to be seen. But it’s a promising start nonetheless.
What do you think of the 12 Monkeys trailer? Are you looking forward to this new series? Let us know what you think in the comments below…