Outbreak is to be remade as a television series on NBC.
The 1995 film starred Dustin Hoffman and Morgan Freeman and focused on a viral outbreak that spread from Africa to the US.
NBC has given a pilot order to the remake, which will be co-written by ER's John Wells and Jack Orman, Deadline reports.
Outbreak - which also starred Kevin Spacey, Donald Sutherland and Rene Russo - was a box-office hit in early 1995, grossing $190m on a $50m budget.
The film was helmed by Air Force One's Wolfgang Petersen and produced by Gail Katz, who is also expected to be involved with the TV adaptation.
Other new series in the works at NBC include a TV remake of 1968 film horror Rosemary's Baby, a futuristic prison drama from Arrow exec Greg Berlanti and a sitcom about a mermaid.