“Minority Report” being adapted for the small screen
Accord to The Wrap, Steven Spielberg (“Jurassic Park”) is in the process of adapting his film “Minority Report” to the small screen.
He is working through his Amblin Television banner, and has already hired Max Borenstein (“Godzilla” upcoming “Skull Island”) to write the project.
Based on a futuristic story by Philip K. Dick, “Minority Report” starred Tom Cruise as the head of “PreCrime,” a special police unit that uses three psychics (i.e. “precogs”) to identify and arrest murderers before they commit their crimes. The protagonist (Cruise) is forced to go on the run when he’s accused of a future murder himself.
This sounds like it would be a bad-ass science fiction television show, but there’s no word yet which studio would show it (I’m hopeful Fox will not considering their failures with “Almost Human” and “Firefly”).
It is said that Spielberg will find a pretty big name to star in the new series, and for that I’m grateful.
With a big name attached it will at least get enough viewership to get it through one season (Right?).
This is one of my favorite science fiction movies so I’m excited to see it getting second life on an ever-growing platform.
Here’s to hoping Netflix picks it up, and released the whole season in one shot.[youtube id=”jdl6eAIx2K4″ width=”620″ height=”360″]