Word of the Minority Report TV show has trickled in since last August, and the project has now taken a big step forward: According to multiple sources including The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has officially ordered a pilot for the in-development series. In September, Fox made a “put pilot” commitment to Minority Report, which dramatically increases the chance the pilot will at least air — as the network will face a hefty penalty to the studio if it does not.
The pilot for the Minority Report TV series was scripted by Max Borenstein, who wrote last summer’s Godzilla and the upcoming Kong: Skull Island. It takes place 10 years after the “PreCrime” era of the original film, with the plot described by THR thusly: “When one of the three Precogs struggles to lead a “normal” human life, but remains haunted by visions of the future. He meets a detective haunted by her past who just may help him find a purpose to his gift.”
Minority Report hails from 20th Century Fox Television, Paramount Television and Amblin Television — the latter of which is headed up by Steven Spielberg, director of the original 2002 film starring Tom Cruise and Colin Farrell. Spielberg has been reported as contributing to the development of this follow-up. Along with Borenstein, Amblin’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank are slated to executive produce; The West Wing alum Kevin Falls has been tapped to serve as showrunner.
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