Ah The Devil’s Advocate, the 1997 classic horror thriller directed by Taylor Hackford, and featured a very down the line Keanu Reeves, and an extremely unhinged Al Pacino as The Devil.
When Pacino is good, is is just brilliant, and in this superb courtroom thriller crossed with demonic horror, Pacino stole the show. Bellowing all his lines with a ferocity that is unmatched, and showing off a dark, sadistic smirk when bad things or sexy things happened, Pacino was one of the best ever screen devils.
Now the film is set to get the remake treatment, but instead of a feature film remake, the new cool with rebooting movies is to turn them into a TV series, and the same could be happening with The Devil’s Advocate.
Deadline had all the details;
Producers John Wells and Arnold Kopelson are bringing the 1997 feature 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 put 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 1997 movie, produced by John Wells 5Oscar winner Kopelson for Warner Bros., the young lawyer was played by Keanu Reeves, with Al Pacino playing his boss. The film, based on Andrew Neiderman’s novel of the same name, was directed by Taylor Hackford,Matt Venne 4 with Charlize Theron co-starring. It grossed $153 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, repped by APA, Industry Entertainment and Stone, Meyer, Genow, serving as a co-executive producer.