Did the precogs see this one coming? Minority Report is being turned into a TV show, and Fox has officially picked up the series after ordering a pilot back in January. The show will take place 10 years after the events of the Tom Cruise film, which saw the pre-crime unit dismantled. The show will follow one of the freed precogs who's attempting to live a normal life but is still "haunted by visions of the future." The series gets underway as the precog meets a detective who might find a use for his abilities.
The show's being produced by Steven Spielberg's company, Amblin TV. Spielberg, of course, directed the 2002 film, and he has apparently seen the pilot. According to Deadline, he liked what he saw and opted to take an executive producer credit on the show, as is his right with all Amblin-produced projects.
Godzilla writer Max Borenstein is on board to pen the adaptation, and the casting so far includes Meagan Good (Think Like a Man, Anchorman 2), Stark Sands (Inside Llewyn Davis), Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show), and Daniel London (Synecdoche, New York), who played the precog caretaker in Minority Report. Here's to hoping that the show can offer anything near the intriguing look at the future offered by the original film.