AmblinTV to Develop a ‘Minority Report’ TV Series

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
AmblinTV to Develop a ‘Minority Report’ TV Series
Steven Spielberg during his masterclass at “La Cinémathèque Française” on January 9th, 2012 in Paris. January 9, 2012. Wikimedia Commons/Romain Dubois

In this day and age, security is everything. The police force utilizes everything in their power in order to solve the countless crimes that are being committed in the world every day. However, what would happen if the police were able to combine technology and a different kind of power in order to mete out justice? The answer to this lies in the 2002 Steven Spielberg movie entitled “Minority Report.”

Deadline reports that a television series adaptation of the movie is currently in development. “Minority Report,” which was directed by the legendary Steven Spielberg and starred Tom Cruise in 2002, is based on Philip K. Dick’s story of the same name.

The Wrap, on the other hand, says the story is set in the future. The movie follows an elite group within the police called “Precrime,” which utilize three psychics in order to predict crimes, specifically murders, before they happen so that the police can stop it from happening and apprehend the suspects ahead of time.

However, Tom Cruise, the head of the Precrime department, doesn’t have any choice when he is accused of murdering someone in the future. Steven Spielberg’s AmblinTV will be developing the series, and they have already gotten Max Borenstein to write and executive produce the series.

Borenstein is best known for writing the script of the remake of “Godzilla,” which hit theaters in 2014. The new television series will most likely focus on the Precrime unit, and it is expected that a big name actor will come aboard as the lead. Moreover, it is being currently being speculated as to which studio will be able to get the right of the series.

This is not Spielberg’s first foray in television as he has produced television shows such as “The Pacific” (2010), “United States of Tara” (2009-2011), “Terra Nova” (2011), “The River” (2012), “Smash” (2012-2013) and “Under the Dome” (2013-present). He is also executive producing The Red Band Society,” which will come out later this year.

And that’s the latest news on Steven Spielberg’s television series project, which will be based on “Minority Report.” For more news and updates on television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Romain Dubois

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.