On the roster is the original film’s writer/director James Cameron, who will serve as executive producer. McG will direct the pilot, with Burn Notice writer Matt Nix on script duty for 20th Television.
Also executive producing is Mary Viola, president of McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision. Rae Sanchini from Lightstorm Entertainment will executive produce as well.
McG was also attached to a former attempt to bring a True Lies reboot to Disney+ in 2019. There was also a false start in 2017 from Arrow‘s Marc Guggenheim.
The original film also starred Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Charlton Heston, Tia Carrere and Eliza Dushku. The movie was written, directed and produced by Cameron.
The reboot’s plot is similar to the film with a woman who finds out that her seemingly normal husband is an international spy. Her life is turned upside down as she is recruited to work with him to save the world.
This is the third pilot order for CBS, with Good Sam and Ways and Means also on the way.
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