‘Behind Enemy Lines’ TV Series In the Works
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And so another film is being done for television. The remake of “Behind Enemy Lines,” a military movie starring Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman that came out in 2001, is being set for a TV series run on FOX.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeffrey Nachmanoff from “Homeland” is set to write the script and direct the pilot, if ever Fox decide to greenlight it.
The military thriller follows the story of an American fighter pilot whose plane was shot down during a secret mission. With the the help of a commanding officer from an aircraft carrier, as well as a CIA operative in Washington, they were able to retrieve the pilot and uncover a conspiracy. The movie was a hit worldwide and was followed up with sequels.
According to the report, other military-themed adaptations are also in the works, such as “Shooter” on USA Network with Ryan Philippe, “The Reaper” on NBC, which is based on the American sniper, Nicholas Irving, and “The Red Circle” on CBS with Mark Harmon.