Steven Spielberg Is Developing a Minority Report TV Series


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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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.
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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.
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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.
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The movie is awesome; I hope the tv adaptation does it justice.
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Minority Report is an awesome movie, but Spielberg TV projects are anything but awesome, so I'm not holding my breath.
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I could use a Guinness right about now.
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It could be great if it's done well and the right actors are cast.
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Done well and the right actors!!!

Pretty much what you expect from every serie and Movies thats made to have
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It's what we expect but often not what we get.
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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.)
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It might be okay, I guess.
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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.
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I think Spielberg should stay away from TV.
It isn't working for him.
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Steve is trailing the trend again... sounds like Person of Interest in different clothes... and if they make a hash of it , like Terra Nova, it'll tarnish the great work he has done.
Steve, stick to movies and mini-series, as the TV series efforts to date aren't that great.
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I loved Minority Report. I'd watch a show based on it.
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I am so done with watching Action/Adventure and Fantasy and Supernatural/Horror from Tv & Movies...

Because they recycled the love connection from their stories all the time.. And have it just only about action from the start to the end based told... No other entertainment along side to be appear at all...

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Sounds good to me.Don't put it on FOX!!!
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Minority Report was a Spielberg movie I HAVEN'T seen yet.
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It's one of the best sci-fi movies ever made.
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Hmm... I think it made #13 on a list of sci-fi films made after the year 2000. Philip K. Dick did write some good science fiction. The films Blade Runner and Total Recall were also based on his stories.
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Because when cthe world is burning down in places like Fergusion and in Los Angeles every single week... and Chicago (Wait, we don't talk about Chicago). This concept is brilliant and will never ever be a bad thing.
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PHILIP KINDRED DICK ( 1928-1982) IS THE MOST STUPENDOUS, STUPEFYING, SUPREME, AWESOME,ASTONISHING,WONDERFUL,AMAZING, TREMENDOUS, EMPATHIC, RARE, PHENOMENAL, EXCEPTIONAL, ULTIMATE,PARAMOUNT,CULMINATING,PREVAILING, BEST, TRANSCENDENT, PERFECT.SHEER GENIUS IN SCIENCE FICTION and any series based on his work is a must.
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He's really the greatest.
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Finally. If there is a movie-to-series that can work on standard tv channels is this.
It can be seriealized and procedural, wich networks seam to like.
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I like the movie, and think this would be a great idea for a show.
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Great movie. Great Idea.
Let's have it air on Syfy? No? How about FX.
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Um I am going to go with a resounding no. It wasn't that great of a movie and considering the other things on television that he has his name on haven't really been that great.
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I liked the movie, but yeah, Spielberg's tv work is generally as bad as his executive produced films.
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It is regarded as one of the most visionary movies ever done. Acting was superb. Tom Cruise shows what he is capable of. I would agree with those that mean the end was a bit confused or rushed. But this is a movie I keep watching again and again and I always enjoy it. I am not the type to re-watch movies just for fun.
So YES! I do look forward to this, a kind of futuristic Person Of Interest. If BBC America would do this it would have being excellent, just to see what they have done to Orphan Black :)
Of course this is my personal opinion ;)
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I didn't say it was bad. I said it wasn't that great. Then on the top of that you add the limited budget of TV SciFi shows like Almost Human, Falling Skies etc then it starts to drop. If it is great then I will be the first to admit so, I love good SciFi. But many can't do it right because of how the networks use them, Almost Human had loads of potential but the Network turned it into a common serial crime drama and it didn't do well.
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almost human was ruined by the fact the show was shown out of order therefore the relationship between the cops did not look right.

if it was on anther network than it would been given a 2nd season.
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Eureka, a very entreating ScFi show with low budget. ;)
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I meant entertaining ;)
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It is absolutely one of my favorite SciFi shows. I wish they would bring it back in another form. Same thing with Warehouse 13. But I feel, like Almost Human and Falling Skies and this is going to be a bit more ambitious and fall a little short like the both of them, more Faling Skies though. Also, I don't see how they aren't going to fall into a serial crime drama with a case of the week. Or well, pre case of the week.
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It's widely regarded as a great sci-fi movie.
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