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Last week, CBS issued a pilot order for their Limitless TV series, based on the 2011 feature film of the same name, which had the movie's director Neil Burger attached to direct the pilot episode. Today, Deadline reports that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb has taken over the directorial duties on the pilot. Neil Burger was forced to drop out after scheduling complications arose with his Showtime drama pilot Billions, which is currently shooting in New York.
Neil Burger remains on board as an executive producer for the Limitless TV series, which will take a different approach to the story than the feature film. The movie followed a struggling writer (Bradley Cooper), who, with the help of an experimental drug, unlocks 100% of his brain's capabilities, which allows him to become an overnight financial genius. The series will center on a man named Brian Sinclair, who discovers the drug Nzt, »
CBS has officially ordered a pilot for a new TV series based on the 2011 feature film Limitless, with the movie's star Bradley Cooper serving as an executive producer. We first reported on the project back in October 2013, with CBS issuing a pilot production commitment nearly a year later, in October 2014. Neil Burger, who directed the feature which took in $161.8 million worldwide from a $27 million budget, will also serve as an executive producer and direct the pilot episode.
The pilot episode was written by Craig Sweeny (Medium, Elementary). In the movie, a drug is discovered by a struggling writer (Bradley Cooper), which unlocks 100% of his brain's capabilities, as he uses his new gifts to become a financial whiz kid. The series will follow a man who discovers the drug Nzt, and becomes coerced into using his amazing new abilities to solve cases every week for the FBI.
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