True Lies TV series coming to Disney+
Director McG hasn't ruled out Arnold Schwarzenegger's involvement.
A TV adaptation of James Cameron’s 1994 action-comedy True Lies is currently in development at Disney+.
Terminator Salvation director McG who’s set to both helm and write the project confirmed the news on a recent episode of the Collider Live podcast.
“Well right now my new thing for television is I’m doing True Lies at Disney+. Which is exciting. I’m writing that one, which is very exciting, because I’m so passionate about that story where you think you know your partner but you don’t.”
Rumours of a film sequel had been floating around for years before a TV series was officially announced back in 2017.
It was originally set to be broadcast by 20th Century Fox before being moved to Disney+.
True Lies starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as a seemingly ordinary computer salesman who’s actually a top secret agent. When him and his oblivious wife Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis) are kidnapped by nuclear weapon-wielding terrorists, it’s up to him to save the day.
The film was a smash-hit upon release, going on to gross over $300 million worldwide.
Cameron won’t play a part in the project due to his commitment to the Avatar sequels but McG has stated Schwarznegger could still be involved in some capacity.
“There’s talk of that. It’s largely rebooted but there may be a spot there, we’ll see.”