Steven Spielberg is Developing ‘Minority Report’ as a TV Series

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Tom Cruise in Minority Report
Tom Cruise in Minority Report
Photo: 20th Century Fox

You can now add Minority Report to the list of films that have recently jumped from the movies to television as The Wrap reports Steven Spielberg is developing a TV series based on his 2002 feature with Max Borenstein (Godzilla) writing the script.

The feature, which starred Tom Cruise was based on the short story by Philip K. Dick. Set in a 2054 Washington D.C., the story centered on a judicial system in which killers are arrested and convicted before they commit murder using a psychic technology. Cruise played the head of this Precrime unit and was eventually accused of the future murder of a man he hasn’t even met.

I can only assume the show would focus on a Precrime unit in the near future as they would solve a series of cases each week. I’m not sure just how long you could get that to last, however, considering even the film didn’t follow that narrative. How long can you just sit around arresting people before they do something bad before it gets stale? One episode? Half an episode?

Apparently Speilberg wants a big name for the lead role, though I don’t think we should go expecting any appearances from Cruise.

As for Borenstein, The Wrap suggests his deal might not be done just yet. He is also writing the script for Legendary’s Skull Island.