For those of you who may not remember, the popular and well-received sci-fi movie (which was based on one of Philip K. Dick’s stories) focused on the head of a special “PreCrime” police unit which used three “precogs” in order to identify and arrest murderers before they even committed the crime.
This twist was that the lead would have to go on the run (he was after all played by Tom Cruise) when the psychics seemingly discovered that he was one of the future murderers he takes down.
The small screen version will presumably focus on the ongoing crimes investigated by Minority Report’s Precrime Unit – how it connects to the movie isn’t clear at this point – and Spielberg is expected to find a big name lead as he recently did with Halle Berry in Extant, another series that he’s producing.
The show is expected to retain the Minority Report title and Spielberg will be closely involved with its development, despite being busy on a number of other projects like Roald Dahl’s The BFG.
Borenstein’s credits not only include Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, but also the upcoming fantasy film Seventh Son starring Jeff Bridges. The scribe is also working on King Kong prequel Skull Island for Legendary.