Steven Spielberg Is Developing a Minority Report TV Series

By KateStanhope

Aug 21, 2014

You'd think someone would've predicted this already. 

Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg is planning a TV series adaptation of his hit 2002 film Minority Reportaccording to The Wrap.

Based on the short story of the same name by writer Philip K. Dick, Minority Report takes place in 2054 and focuses on a program called "PreCrime," which sees police working with three psychics to identify and apprehend criminals before they can commit their crimes. The movie, which grossed $358 million worldwide, stars Tom Cruise as John Anderton, the head of the PreCrime program who is forced to go on the run after being accused of murder himself.

Spielberg's production company Amblin TV would oversee the project, and Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein is on board to write. 

In recent years, Spielberg has taken on several TV projects, including Falling Skies, Extant, and the upcoming Fox drama Red Band Society. According to the The Wrap, Spielberg is expected to be heavily involved in Minority Report's small-screen adaptation.

Would you watch a Minority Report TV show?

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  • JT_Kirk Aug 23, 2014

    The movie was good, but I'm not really sure what story can be told that would make a series. Before the incident of the film, it's not terribly interesting to watch people get arrested for doing nothing. After the incident of the film, the world is an entirely different place and there should be no precrime division at all. Or maybe they'll go the other way and stay true to the short story, which is the only moment in that story where there's going to be conflict.

    Just so long as there's no Total Recall 2070 type of show, I guess I'll check it out.

  • torque_smacky Aug 22, 2014

    There's a theory that the all-too-convenient happy ending of the movie was a dream Anderton had after he was imprisoned. They could use that theory to continue things as a series.

  • MarlboroMagpi Aug 22, 2014

    I love the movie. The concept and execution was near perfect. I would be happy if the series is half as good. He better hired better writers than all his other TV shows.

  • dark7angel Aug 22, 2014

    The movie is awesome; I hope the tv adaptation does it justice.

  • dref22 Aug 22, 2014

    Minority Report is an awesome movie, but Spielberg TV projects are anything but awesome, so I'm not holding my breath.

  • torque_smacky Aug 22, 2014

    I could use a Guinness right about now.

  • MichelleHood24 Aug 22, 2014

    It could be great if it's done well and the right actors are cast.

  • Tapponen Aug 22, 2014

    Done well and the right actors!!!

    Pretty much what you expect from every serie and Movies thats made to have

  • MichelleHood24 Aug 22, 2014

    It's what we expect but often not what we get.

  • ArkhamNative Aug 22, 2014

    Spielberg's TV strategy seems to be like that saying, to throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. He also seems too entrenched in the systems that Minority Report criticizes to deliver more than light entertainment (a typical mindless "action" series). Sadly, I expect this series will serve only to reinforce the idea in the viewers' minds that a militarized police force restricting the rights of people in society is justified and unending. (The series would end if "the bad guys" are defeated.)

  • missjudgment Aug 22, 2014

    It might be okay, I guess.

  • yamachamama Aug 22, 2014

    The timing is good.
    With everything we are seeing in the real world in terms of information control and abuse by the government, a theme like the Minority Report is more relevant than ever.
    Especially as Continuum seems to have taken a path away from citizen vs corporate government, I definitely would like to see how the Minority Report would develop.

  • chrelle66 Aug 22, 2014

    I think Spielberg should stay away from TV.
    It isn't working for him.

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