Arrow’s Marc Guggenheim Has A ‘True Lies’ TV Series In Development For Fox
Over the weekend, news dropped of another film that’s being adapted for TV. This time it’s the turn of James Cameron’s 1994 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie ‘True Lies’.
The adaptation comes from ‘Arrow’ Exec Producer and showrunner Marc Guggenheim and is a modernised version of the movie’s original plot, which deals with what happens when one-half of a couple discovers their partner is a spy.
Cameron is returning to the property as Exec Producer, and Hollywood director McG is set to join him and direct the pilot, should the script move forward. At the moment Fox has committed to a ‘put pilot’ with hefty penalties for the show – that basically means if it doesn’t go to series, Fox fork out a lot of cash.
Guggenheim is well known to DC fans as one of the people behind ‘Arrow’ and ‘DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow’, but he’s also working on Netflix animated series ‘Trollhunters’, and has previously worked on ‘No Ordinary Family’, and ‘Eli Stone’. He’s also an accomplished comic book writer, having worked for DC and Marvel on titles such as ‘The Flash’, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and ‘Blade’.
McG is no stranger to adapting properties from film to tv (and tv to film!) having worked on the recent ‘Lethal Weapon’ tv show, the ‘Nikita’ tv series, and the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ movies.
Additionally, ‘True Lies’ marks the first time James Cameron has returned to tv drama, and to Fox, since the network adapted ‘Terminator‘ into ‘The Sarah Conner Chronicles’ tv series.
The original film starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, and a young Eliza Dushku, grossed over £280 million at the box office, and landed Curtis a Golden Globe for best actress.
‘True Lies’ is currently only in development, but we’ll let you know when we get more information.