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12 Monkeys TV show “A very dumb idea” says Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam confirms his non-involvement in SyFy’s 12 Monkeys TV series

12 MonkeysTerry Gilliam has stated that he will not be involved in SyFy’s upcoming 12 Monkeys TV show, based on his 1995 film starring Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt and Madeline Stowe, calling it “ridiculous.”

Speaking to ScreenDaily, the director stated that “I know nothing about that. That’s just ridiculous. It doesn’t have anything to do with me and no-one has contacted me.”

“It’s a very dumb idea. That’s what I think. If it was going to be any good it would have to be written by David and Janet Peoples, who wrote the film, otherwise it would just be another version of Time Bandits.”

When asked what he thought of his film now, Gilliam replied “The script was just wonderful and the cast turned out to be just brilliant – and I didn’t fuck it up too badly.”

You can buy Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys on Blu-ray for £6.74 at Amazon.co.uk.