Minority Report is one of my favorite Steven Spielberg movies, and I'm kind of exited to tell you that the filmmaker will be bringing his 2002 sci-fi story to the small screen. The news comes from The Wrap, who also reports that the series will be written by Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein and produced by Amblin Television.
The story is based on a futuristic story written by Philip K. Dick, and the film starred Tom Cruise as the head of “PreCrime,” which is a special police unit that uses three "precogs” to identify and arrest murderers before they commit their crimes. Cruise's character is forced to go on the run when he's accused of a future murder.
The report says that the weekly series will likely "focus on the elite PreCrime unit, with Spielberg expected to target a name actor for the lead, just as he did with Halle Berry on CBS’ sci-fi series Extant."
There have been a ton of movies that have been getting TV adaptations, and most of them have turned out great. Fargo is one of the best that I've seen. I actually enjoy it more than I did the film, and I loved the film. I can see Minority Report making a very cool engaging series.
There's no information yet on what network the series will land on, but I'm sure it won't have any issues finding a home. It will be interesting to see who they bring in to star in the series, but I hope it's a solid actor — it's Spielberg, the guy can probably get whoever he wants.
Spielberg is currently prepping his untitled Cold War thriller starring Tom Hanks and from there he'll develop his adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG. After that he's expected to put some focus on the development of the Minority Report TV series. As for Borenstein, he is also writing Skull Island for Legendary Pictures.