A small screen adaptation of Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt's cult sci-fi film 12 Monkeys is in the works.

Bosses at the Syfy network in America have ordered a pilot, which will be written by Nikita screenwriters Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett.

The original 1995 film featured Willis as a convict living underground after the spread of a deadly disease. It was directed by Terry Gilliam and pulled in over $168 million (£112 million) at the box office.