Tom Cruise’s Minority Report is Being Developed as a TV Show

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Tom Cruise in Minority Report (2002) Movie Image

Remember 2002’s “Minority Report”? As I recall, it was a hit. Not a massive hit or anything (unless my memory is foggy, and that’s entirely possible), but a decent hit. But this was back in 2002. Back then, Cruise could do no wrong. Not so much these days, where his movies are 50-50 at the box office.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, that movie starred Cruise as the head of a law enforcement unit called PreCrime, which used psychics to predict crimes, and arrested people before they actually committed those crimes. The movie was based on a Philip K. Dick story, and had links to “Total Recall,” also based on a Philip K. Dick story. (Dick, by the way, is also responsible for “Blade Runner.” So yeah, he’s pretty big when it comes to sci-fi.)

TheWrap reports that Max Borenstein (“Godzilla”) has been tapped by Spielberg via his Amblin Entertainment to adapt the movie into a TV series.

The movie was interesting in that it explored what would happen if someone figured out a way to exploit the whole premise being precrime intervention, though I don’t suspect the TV show will be all that complex. It’s likely going to be a crime-of-the-week show, with maybe an overarching storyline or two.

Spielberg is expected to cast a “name” actor in the lead role.

The only thing I really recall of “Minority Report” is that it had some pretty awesome visuals, with Tom Cruise doing wacky things with virtual reality and computer screens in thin air and all that good stuff. Here’s a trailer for the original movie to refresh your memory.

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  • Ian

    His movies are 50-50 at the box office? Edge of Tomorrow performed very well outside de USA. Maybe if the critics stops looking at the national box office and sees beyond that.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    I liked the movie, and a show would work well. I say give it to Karl Urban since “Almost Human” was cancelled. I think he’d do well in the role.

  • gomugomu

    in a way…. Minority Report represents what America is today….but instead of using technology and Precognition, you have racist assholes with guns and badges killing young black youths because they either think they are gangbangers or will become one.

    • Aegon the Conqueror

      No no no not here! Not in what has been my batcave of escapism! Take your reality world half assed opinions and go and make them on some real world new site.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        LOL I wasn’t going to say anything…but yeah the lack of political and social commentary on events in the world is what I love about this place. I’m not going to say more cause then there’ll be an explosion about the topic. I’m just glad people have pretty much just not responded.

        • Aegon the Conqueror

          The only political commentary allowed on here is whether or not one should support the marvel superhero registration program.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            LOL I will say if a movie itself has political topics that can be discussed then I’m okay with it. Winter Soldier is pretty politically charged. If someone brought up Big Borther and all that, saying how it was an anlogy for what’s going on I can see that. Hell even the nonsense about Lego being anti corporate and all would’ve been an okay topic.

          • Aegon the Conqueror

            But making a decade old movie about a recent socio-political is just not gonna fly.

  • Debo4735

    Jack Reacher was good and so was Edge of Tomorrow. I agree with gomugomu, it’s open season on young black youths.