ABC is developing a series based on a hit movie starring Will Smith and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Variety reports that the 1998 spy thriller “Enemy of the State” is getting the reboot treatment.
Will Smith is not attached, the report notes, but Bruckheimer is on board as an executive producer.
“Budding scribe Morgan Foehl is writing the script for the television adaptation,” Variety notes. “Based off the movie, the show is set two decades after the original film. When an elusive NSA spy is charged with leaking classified intelligence, an idealistic female attorney must partner with a hawkish FBI agent to stop a global conspiracy that threatens to expose dark secrets and personal mysteries connecting all three of their lives.”
The network gave a put pilot commitment to the project, which is being produced by ABC Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Television. “Along with Bruckheimer, exec producers are Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed and Foehl,” Variety notes.