Back in 2017, producer Marc Guggenheim had plans to reboot the 1994 True Lies film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis as a tv series. Seemed like a not-terrible idea, the concept of a spy and his wife getting tangled up in various shenanigans wouldn’t be totally outside of the realm of possibly entertaining tv fare.
That was kind of the last we heard about it, until a report just now from our friends over at Collider. They were speaking with director McG (the new Charlie’s Angels, Netflix’s Rim of the World) about his upcoming feature film for Netflix, and he let the news drop that the True Lies tv series is heading to an unlikely home- Disney+.
“Well right now my new thing for television is I’m doing 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,” McG said.
We could honestly see the series, if it goes the more ‘adult’ route, ending up on Disney-controlled Hulu, or FX, as Bob Iger and co continually say that not-family-friendly Fox titles will be ushered to those two platforms.
Collider goes on to say that McG will be spending his summer vacation writing True Lies, AND that there is talk of Arnold Schwarzenegger possibly having “a spot”.
“There’s talk of that. It’s largely rebooted but there may be a spot there, we’ll see.”
Okay that’s great and all, BUT WHAT ABOUT JAMIE LEE FREAKING CURTIS?
We’ll of course let you know what we hear about this possible project.