It looks like another series based on a popular film is headed to Disney+ — this time James Cameron’s 1994 action comedy True Lies. As Slashfilm reports, the news comes from writer and director McG, who says he’s in the process of adapting the film.

  • Speaking to Collider, McG said of the project, “So, True Lies at Disney+, which is exciting. I’m writing that one, which is very exciting, because I’m so passionate about that story where you think you know your partner but you don’t.”
  • The filmmaker also noted that James Cameron, director of the original film, had given the project his blessing.
  • From the sounds of it, the series will reboot the franchise, with stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Tom Arnold unlikely to return.
  • Nevertheless, McG did leave the door open to a cameo, saying, “There’s talk of that. It’s largely rebooted but there may be a spot there, we’ll see.”
  • You may be wondering what True Lies has to do with Disney or Disney+, but the answer is that the film was distributed by 20th Century Fox, making it part of the Disney library now.
  • It’s worth noting that, depending on the finished product, it is possible that Disney might decide the show is a better fit for Hulu than the family-friend Disney+ service.
  • Looking at past news, it seems that the idea of a True Lies series first came up back in 2017.
  • At the time, the project was reportedly being developed for Fox.
  • Even then, McG was said to be attached as executive producer and would have directed a pilot.
  • For more on Disney+ and what’s coming to the platform, be sure to check out our Disney Streaming Services page.


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