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Published On: Sat, Sep 18th, 2010

ABC Lands James Cameron’s ‘True Lies’ TV Series

Trying to tap into the spy genre and the success of shows like Alias, ABC claims to be seeking a True Lies TV show and a Charlie’s Angels reboot.

Deadline.com confirms that ABC “just landed the series adaptation of James Cameron’s 1994 action comedy True Lies,in a premium deal that includes a large penalty. Cameron is executive producing the project, which was taken to the networks earlier this week, with Rene Echevarria, who will serve as writer and showrunner and Lightstorm’s Rae Sanchini and Jon Landau. 20th Century Fox TV is producing.”

true liesArnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis starred in the 1994 film which centered around 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), is seeking adventure. Harry sets out to give her the excitement she craves while battling Middle Eastern terrorists who threaten nuclear war with the U.S.

Cameron is considering several projects, including Avatar sequel(s), Battle Angel and The Dive.

“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,” they noted.

 

“Cameron co-created and exec produced his first and only TV series to date, Fox’s sci-fi drama Dark Angel starring Jessica Alba. Echevarria worked on the show for its entire 2-season run, first as a co-executive producer and then as an exec producer.”

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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