James Cameron's 'True Lies' lands at ABC

Rene Echevarria serving as showrunner and co-exec prod

James Cameron's TV adaptation of his 1994 hit "True Lies" has landed at ABC.

The network has made a script deal with penalty for the project. Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV are producing with Rene Echevarria as writer/showrunner and co-exec producer.

Having Cameron on a network's lineup would be a boon for any broadcaster, though the plot of "True Lies" (about a super-spy whose family discovers his real job), is territory that been touched upon in recent years in projects such as "My Own Worst Enemy" and the upcoming "Undercovers."

If greenlighted, the project will mark the "Avatar" director's first TV series after his Fox drama "Dark Angel," which aired back in 2000.