Blockbuster Action Film ‘True Lies’ To Be Made Into Television Series


It is an era of remakes and reboots and Hollywood seems to be mastering the art of remaking. Are they really out of original ideas? Currently, we have James Cameron's 1994 film "True Lies" on the cards, with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis, which is likely to be adapted into a television series on Fox, according to a report by Deadline.

The film is based on a normal suburban couple, played by Schwarzenegger and Curtis. The wife discovers that her husband is actually a US government spy. The film was well appreciated by the viewers. The movie also starred Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Tia Carrere, Art Malik, Eliza Dushku, and Grant Heslov. It was a huge financial success, and grossed over $378 million worldwide. Ace director Cameron wrote and directed the blockbuster action film. He will also be associated with the TV series as an executive producer.

Cameron, at one point, thought that he would go ahead with True Lies 2 and also had a chat with Schwarzenegger regarding this. They wanted it to follow "Titanic", but the World Trade Centre and Pentagon attacks changed his mind. However, rumors kept surfacing that the project will happen as Cameron stated at a film promotion that Schwarzenegger was, at present, busy as the Governor but "who knows after that".

Director McG, who directed the pilot for "Lethal Weapon," the successful TV reboot of another action comedy for Fox, is also joining the crew members for this TV series as executive producer. Marc Guggenheim, who currently produces Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow on The CW's, is supposed to write the pilot for True Lies.

Sadly, neither Schwarzenegger nor Curtis will have anything to do with the television reboot. Tom Arnold, who played the funny man in the original flick as a side kick to Schwarzenegger, might just make an appearance in the series.

There has been several other series as well, like "Limitless," "Frequency," "Taken," "Training Day," "Lethal Weapon," "Uncle Buck," "Rush Hour," and "Minority Report," which were adapted from movies. Fox had also made an effort to make a TV version of "Behind Enemy Lines" but somehow the project did not shape up. This time, they are hoping for the best.

Check out the trailer of the original film "True Lies"(1994) below:

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