Continuing the fine tradition of TV shows becoming the new remake/prequel/sequel/premake/etc., a new version is on its way of the 1997 flick The Devil’s Advocate, which starred Al Pacino chewing more scenery than any one person should be allowed to. Still… he was magic and far from an “ABSENTEE LANDLORD!!!!”
According to Deadline, producers John Wells and Arnold Kopelson are bringing “The Devil’s Advocate” to television as a potential series. The legal drama with a supernatural twist, from Warner Bros. TV, has landed at NBC with a pilot commitment.
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. In the film version the young lawyer was played by Keanu Reeves with Pacino playing his boss and Charlize Theron co-starring. The film, based on Andrew Neiderman’s novel of the same name, was directed by Taylor Hackford. It grossed $157 million dollars 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 serving as a co-executive producer.
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