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Steven Spielberg is reportedly working on bringing Minority Report, one of his best films of the past two decades, to the small screen. The Oscar winner has assigned Godzilla writer Max Borenstein to work on the project.
The project was first reported by TheWrap. The site notes that Spielberg’s Amblin Television did not comment and neither did a rep for Borenstein. His deal isn’t complete just yet.
Based on a Philip K. Dick story, Minority Report starred Tom Cruise as a member of a special police unit in the future that used three “precogs” who predicted crime before it happened. Colin Farrell co-starred as Cruise’s pursuer once the “precogs” predict that Cruise is behind a future crime.
Minority Report was released in 2002 and grossed $358.3 million globally.
A television version would focus on other members of the police unit. TheWrap notes that Spielberg is hoping to land a big name star in the lead role, just like he did when he got Halle Berry to star in CBS’ Extant this summer.
The series could have one big stumbling block: CBS has a hit with the J.J. Abrams-produced Person of Interest, which has a very similar premise. The main characters learn about a crime before it happens and have to stop it.
Spielberg has been making a stamp on television in the past few years. He is also an executive producer on Under The Dome and Fox’s new fall show Red Band Society.
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