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Steven Spielberg is developing a Minority Report TV series

08.21.2014

Steven Spielberg continues to dive headfirst into producing projects for television. With series like UNDER THE DOME, FALLING SKIES, and the Halle Berry vehicle EXTANT bearing his trademark, Spielberg is now going to try and adapt one of his own films for the small screen. The Wrap cites Spielberg's popular Tom Cruise flick MINORITY REPORT as being up for the network treatment.

MINORITY REPORT was set in the near future and followed the PreCrime Unit, headed by Cruise, who investigated crimes before they happened thanks to a trio of PreCogs who could visualize illegal acts before they happened. Spielberg is apparently looking to bring Max Borenstein on board to script the series. Borenstein recently wrote the screenplay for Gareth Edwards' GODZILLA.

It seems likely that the MINORITY REPORT series would take more of a police procedural approach, similar to CBS' PERSON OF INTEREST and FOX's cancelled ALMOST HUMAN. It is unknown if Spielberg has anyone in mind for the lead role or if there is even a network involved, but you can rest assured that it seems a lock for at least one channel to be interested in this series based on name recognition alone.

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Source: The Wrap

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8:25AM on 08/22/2014
Hopefully they'll find a way to tell some decent stories without needing a massive budget - great effects costing too much is why shows like Almost Human got dropped and Falling Skies ends up cutting away from the more expensive (interesting) sequences and picking up a few hours or months later - kind of an irritating trend even if they're doing it for frugal reasons. I have to say I've not heard many people discuss Falling Skies but having recently mainlined three series of it so I could watch
Hopefully they'll find a way to tell some decent stories without needing a massive budget - great effects costing too much is why shows like Almost Human got dropped and Falling Skies ends up cutting away from the more expensive (interesting) sequences and picking up a few hours or months later - kind of an irritating trend even if they're doing it for frugal reasons. I have to say I've not heard many people discuss Falling Skies but having recently mainlined three series of it so I could watch the current series, I have to say it has real pacing issues and makes some really clunky plot choices.
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8:52PM on 08/21/2014
Hmm, don't know.. I loved the movie (10/10, and one of my top 50), but I wouldn't want this show to become something unforgettable that could overshadow the greatness of the film. I'm sure I'll tune in, but we shall see.
Hmm, don't know.. I loved the movie (10/10, and one of my top 50), but I wouldn't want this show to become something unforgettable that could overshadow the greatness of the film. I'm sure I'll tune in, but we shall see.
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8:18AM on 08/22/2014
I actually worry it'll be more formulaic. The idea of pre-crime could lend itself to TV, but I can't see it accomplishing anything that wasn't done already in the span of 145 minutes.
I actually worry it'll be more formulaic. The idea of pre-crime could lend itself to TV, but I can't see it accomplishing anything that wasn't done already in the span of 145 minutes.
8:21PM on 08/21/2014
While I really loved Minority Report, as far as futuristic TV shows are concerned I wish Almost Human lasted a tad longer. I predict it will be difficult to sustain the production budget needed for the visual effects and so on.
While I really loved Minority Report, as far as futuristic TV shows are concerned I wish Almost Human lasted a tad longer. I predict it will be difficult to sustain the production budget needed for the visual effects and so on.
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8:19PM on 08/21/2014
I'm interested. Maybe I'm in the minority but I liked Almost Human the same way I liked Time Trax when it first aired. Scifi shows appeal to me for some reason.
I'm interested. Maybe I'm in the minority but I liked Almost Human the same way I liked Time Trax when it first aired. Scifi shows appeal to me for some reason.
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12:50AM on 08/22/2014
I really liked almost human as well. Cool show.
I really liked almost human as well. Cool show.
6:44PM on 08/21/2014
I really don't need this one.
I really don't need this one.
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6:35PM on 08/21/2014
What's funny is that the name for the show with Larry wilmore that will take the place of colbert's spot is going to be called the minority report. Wonder if one of them will change the name?
What's funny is that the name for the show with Larry wilmore that will take the place of colbert's spot is going to be called the minority report. Wonder if one of them will change the name?
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6:35PM on 08/21/2014
So is movies to TV shows replacing the remake/reboot trend?
So is movies to TV shows replacing the remake/reboot trend?
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5:54PM on 08/21/2014

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So far with Almost Human, it's been a meh thing. I wanna see this being tackled again, I think it can be amazing.
So far with Almost Human, it's been a meh thing. I wanna see this being tackled again, I think it can be amazing.
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5:14PM on 08/21/2014
It seems like every day a new show is announced that's based on a movie. I'd rather Spielberg do an original show or miniseries again, a la Band of Brothers, though preferably not war-related.
It seems like every day a new show is announced that's based on a movie. I'd rather Spielberg do an original show or miniseries again, a la Band of Brothers, though preferably not war-related.
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