A TV drama designed to work as a sequel to Stephen Spielberg’s epic 2002 sci-fi extravaganza Minority Report, has been given a pilot order by Fox. It marks their first order for the 2015-16 development cycle.
The show – which will be highly linked to the Tom Cruise starring sci-fi vehicle – will be produced by Spieldberg’s Amblin TV, and will be set in Washington, DC ten years after the film’s “precrime.”
Max Borenstein (Godzilla), will be tackling writing duties, with Amblin TV’s Darryl Frank and Justin Favley executive producing the police-procedural-with-a-precognative-twist. Fox’s Kevin Falls will be overseeing the project as executive producer.
The drama will centre on on of three “precogs” (if you haven’t seen the film in a while, “precogs” can view crimes before they happen in order to prevent them), who is struggling to live a normal life due to his haunted visions of the future. He learns that his hauntings may serve as a purpose after meeting with a detective who suffered similar visions.
As Twentieth Century Fox and Paramount were both involved in producing and distributing the original film, both will be partnering on the series adaptation.
The project stirred up a lot of interest from various networks before landing at Fox, serving them with a big commitment to deliver the goods.
Hopefully there will be more to the show than ‘a cop with the ability to help solve cases before they happen’, as we have been bombarded with myriad shows of a similar ilk.
Do you think this is a good idea? Or is it another case of Hollywood running out of them?