Amblin Television to make Minority Report TV series

Minority Report

Godzilla script writer confirmed to be on board the project

The 2002 Tom Cruise-fronted movie, Minority Report is to be adapted into a TV series. The sci-fi flick joins a growing list of movies to be serialised for the small screen that so far includes cinematic greats the likes of Fargo, Westworld, The Devil’s Advocate and Scream.

Shortly due to go into the pitch process, the project will be developed by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television with scripts from Godzilla writer Max Borenstein. Borenstein is also reported to be executive producing the show alongside Amblin TV’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, with 20th Century Fox TV and Paramount TV also joining in with the development duties.

The idea that Spielberg will also be taking on an executive producing role has been floated, given that he directed the original movie.

Minority Report drew direct inspiration from Philip K Dick’s short story of the same name. Set in the future, the Minority Report plot centres around ‘precog’ detectives that are able to visualise crimes before they have happened, allowing them to catch criminals before their crimes can be committed. Arising from this premise, the movie deals with ideas of free will versus determinism, exploring whether free will can exist in a world where things are known in advance.

In terms of the small screen version, it has been pointed out that the Minority Report setting bears similarities to the CBS show Person Of Interest

As yet, there’s no word on casting or solid confirmation of Spielberg’s involvement.



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