NBC has a new project in the works that is a reboot of an Al Pacino feature film. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that the network is working with producers John Wells and Arnold Kopelson on a version of the 1997 movie “Devil’s Advocate” for a possible series.
“The legal drama with a supernatural twist, from Warner Bros. TV, has landed at NBC with what I hear is a put pilot commitment,” Andreeva writes. “Written by Matt Venne (‘Bag of Bones,’ ‘The Exorcism of Molly Harley’), the series centers on a public defender who joins a law firm that is run by the devil himself.”
Keanu Reeves played the new lawyer in the movie, with Pacino playing his boss. The report notes that the movie, which also starred Charlize Theron, grossed $153 million on a $57 million budget.
“The ‘Devil’s Advocate’ series is produced by WBTV and studio-based John Wells Prods., with Wells, Kopelson and Andrew Stearn executive producing and Venne, repped by APA, Industry Entertainment and Stone, Meyer, Genow, serving as a co-executive producer,” Andreeva adds.