Oh, you thought the trend of movies being adapted for the small screen had died down? Sorry to let you down, friend, but “True Lies” is being turned into a TV show, too. A new take on James Cameron’s action flick — which he wrote, directed, and produced in between “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “Titanic” — is headed to Fox.
“Arrow” executive producer Marc Guggenheim is on screenplay duty, with Cameron and McG onboard as an executive producers; if a pilot is ordered, the “Terminator Salvation” and “Charlie’s Angels” helmer will direct as well. Released in 1994 and based on the 1991 French comedy, “True Lies” starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as a spy and Jamie Lee Curtis as his wife, who’s unaware of her husband’s actual career. Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Eliza Dushku, and Charlton Heston co-starred in the film, which earned some $379 in box-office receipts.
Cameron also executive-produced “Dark Angel” for Fox, which also brought “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” to the world. Both shows ran for two seasons.