I feel like every other TV announcement that I share with you lately is a movie remake in the works, so with heavy heart I am informing you that ‘Minority Report’ is getting the small screen treatment. First off, I’m going to say that I quite enjoyed both Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film that starred Tom Cruise as well as the original short story if was based on that was written by Philip K. Dick. Currently Spielberg has quite a bit on television with ‘Falling Skies’ and ‘Extant‘ to name a few. While details are scant we do know that Max Borenstein (‘Godzilla‘,’Seventh Son‘) is set to pen the screenplay. Also, much like ‘Extant’, Spielberg plans on casting a big name actor for the lead role.
The concept of the PreCrime unit that prevents crimes before they occur and the moral implications of it is a great one. I honestly think it would make a great ongoing television series if they pulled it off right. From the above concept of the unit, the thought of one of the star officers finding a flaw in the system and where that can lead really could end up being a compelling ongoing series.
At least for a few seasons.
My problem is that just like ‘The Devil’s Advocate‘,’Scream‘,’Westworld‘, and ‘12 Monkeys,’ is that this is just another movie to television reboot. At the very least ‘Constantine‘ can say it is trying to go off of the comic book material and not the film and ‘Evil Dead‘ sounds like a continuation of the stories we’ve already been given.
Do you think a Spielberg produced ‘Minority Report’ will be worth watching? Do you enjoy the series that he helps to helm or are you not a fan? More importantly do you think Hollywood needs to quit creating television shows from films and start working on original content or adaptations from other sources? Share your thoughts below!