‘Minority Report’ Gets Pilot Order from FOX
In August, it was reported that a television adaptation of Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film “Minority Report” was in the works. This project is moving ahead, as Deadline reports that FOX has just set a pilot commitment to the upcoming series. Read on to learn more about this story.
The television adaptation of “Minority Report” will be based on the Tom Cruise 2002 film, as it will be a sequel to the action pic. In the film, Cruise portrayed Chief John Anderton, the head of a special division called Precrime Unit. They utilized three psychics or “precogs” in order to predict crimes, specifically murders, that would happen in the future. With this information, they are able to arrest criminals and prevent murders from happening. However, Anderton’s whole world turned upside down when he is forced to go on the run, as one of the ‘precogs’ predicted that he would be murdering someone. He then tries to figure out who he is predicted to kill and why. However, along the way, he discovers that everything is not what it really seems.
The television adaptation, a sequel to the film will be set ten years after the events of the film. The series follows one of the precogs in the Precrime Unit, as he tries to live a normal life of his own. However, he finds this difficult as he is still disturbed by his visions of the future. He then meets a detective who is haunted by her own past and who might just help the struggling precog in finding his purpose in life.
The series hails from Steven Spielberg’s company, Amblin TV. It will be written by Max Borenstein, who wrote the script to the recent remake of “Godzilla.” Borenstein will executive produce the series, alongside Darryl Frank and Justin Favley. Spielberg will also be involved in the development of the show.
And that’s the latest update on FOX’s “Minority Report.” For more news and updates on the “Minority Report” and other television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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