The announcement was made in August that the world of Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report (of course based on Philip K. Dick’s short story “The Minority Report”) is headed to TV (We reported on it here).
The Hollywood Reporter has now revealed that the series will follow a female protagonist and will be set ten years after the events of the 2002 film.
The film version stars Tom Cruise as John Anderton, a cop working for the Pre-Crimes Division of Washington DCPD, a special police unit that three people with precognitive abilities to stop murders before they happen. The television take will be set in 2064 and will follow one of the male Precogs as he attempts to live a normal life. That changes when he teams up with a female detective who has the chance to put the Precogs’ abilities to good use.
It was previously suggested that Minority Report will go after a name star for the female lead but no names have yet been lined up. The pilot will be scripted by Max Borenstein (Godzilla) and is presently in development through 20th Century Fox TV.