‘Behind Enemy Lines’ Reboot Scores Fox Pilot Order

Pilot Season 2017 has a initial high-profile underline film adaptation.

Fox on Friday handed out an central commander sequence to a Behind Enemy Lines reboot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Loosely formed on a film of a same name, a Fox chronicle is a troops soap thriller where a organisation of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped behind rivalry lines. The commander is described as “distinctly patriotic” and offers multi-perspective account that closely follows a soldiers on a ground, a officers and use group and women on a circuitously aircraft carrier, along with comprehension officers in Washington, D.C., as they try to move a heroes home safely and underneath a radar.

The play perceived a large put-pilot fasten from Fox in Sep when Homeland‘s Jeffrey Nachmanoff was trustworthy to coop a book and direct. The Fox commander has now altered writers. Nikki Toscano (Fox’s arriving 24: Legacy, NBC’s Shades of Blue, State of Affairs) trustworthy to write a new take — whose grounds has also been updated from a original. McG (Charlie’s Angels) will now approach a commander and exec furnish alongside Marty Bowen, Temple Hill’sWyck Godfrey (who also constructed a feature), The Blacklist‘s John Davis and John Fox around Davis Entertainment with Albert Page set as a co-EP. Davis constructed a strange film for 20th Century Fox.  

The strange underline starred Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman and grossed $92 million worldwide and led to 3 direct-to-video sequels.

Enemy marks a third troops play in a works this commander season. It joins CBS’ untitled Navy SEALs entry as good as NBC’s  For God and Country at NBC, as a promote networks continue to make a pull to improved interest to Trump America. The pickup comes after History had a plain tour for a possess Navy SEAL drama, Six.

Enemy is a initial high-profile feature-to-TV instrumentation to measure a commander sequence this deteriorate and initial drama. It joins NBC’s female-driven comedic take on What About Bob? as feature-to-TV reboots this season.

Reboots continue to sojourn in high direct as broadcast, wire and streaming outlets demeanour for proven IP in a bid to cut by a cluttered scripted landscape that is fast coming 500 strange series. Key to a remakes is carrying a strange producers concerned in some ability — as Enemy has with Davis and Godfrey — as some-more studios demeanour to monetize their existent film libraries.

In a works this growth deteriorate are reboots of Car Wash (ABC), Sneakers (NBC), Enemy of a State (ABC), War of a Worlds (MTV), The Lost Boys (CW), Varsity Blues (CMT) and The Departed (Amazon), among many others.

For Fox, this becomes a network’s fourth play commander sequence of a deteriorate — all of them constructed in-house during 20th Century Fox Television. Enemy is also Davis Entertainment’s second commander pickup of a season, fasten ABC’s Zach Braff comedy Start Up.

For McG, it outlines his latest TV incursion following Fox’s Lethal Weapon reboot.

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