“Enemy of the State” is the latest hit film to find an afterlife on TV.
The 1998 espionage thriller, which starred Will Smith and Gene Hackman and was directed by Tony Scott, will be sequelized for ABC Studios, with original producer Jerry Bruckheimer returning.
Neither Smith nor Hackman is involved with the reboot.
The original film found Smith as an everyman framed for murder after being given a disc containing information about an assassination and its subsequent cover-up. He links up with Hackman’s veteran spy to clear his name and unravel a government conspiracy.
The TV project, which has been given a put pilot commitment at the network, will...