Spielberg developing ‘Minority Report’ TV series. I can dig it!
The further I get away from Minority Report the more I enjoy it. I recall appreciating it for the most part at the time of my initial viewing, but the years have only seen my love for the flick increase. I mean — goddamn is it prescient. I mean — goddamn is it beautiful. So bring on a fucking TV show set in that Universe.
Steven Spielberg is developing a small screen adaptation of his hit 2002 sci-fi movie which starred Tom Cruise. The Minority Report tv series is being written by screenwriter Max Borenstein for Amblin television.
Max is best known as the screenwriter credited for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, but he is also writing Legendary’s King Kong prequel Skull Island and was working on Disney’s secret project Paladin (never reported, but it was going to be a movie adaptation of Disney theme park ride Space Mountain) but sadly the project has been on the back-burner (from what I’ve heard) since the mouse acquired that other little space-set franchise.
Spielberg’s 2002 film was based on a short story of the same name by legendary science fiction author Philip K. Dick. The film was set in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia in the year 2054, where a specialized police department called “PreCrime” goes after criminals before they commit the crimes based on predictions from (spoiler alert) three psychics called “precogs”. Tom Cruise played PreCrime Captain John Anderton, who comes into the crosshairs of the system he helps run, and hopes to escape and find out the reason why he has been targeted. The film also starred Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton and Max von Sydow. The film was one of the best reviewed films of 2002.
A weekly Minority Report tv series would likely focus on an elite PreCrime unit set in the near future. Sounds like a fun take on the usual procedural with a crime/mystery a week structure. I’m hoping its more of a serial story with a long story arc told over the seasons of the show. You would think they would need to make the show different enough from Bad Robot and Jonah Nolan’s Person of Interest.
How about you? Any interest in a cyberpunky procedural? I mean, Almost Human already failed. Let’s take another run at it.