Steven Spielberg is bringing Minority Report to TV

Move over, Extant and Falling Skies; Steven Spielberg has another TV series in the works. This time he's shifting focus to one of his past projects: 2002's Minority Report. Spielberg has plans to bring the Tom Cruise and Colin Farrell starrer to the small screen.

Minority Report was based on a story by author Philip K. Dick that featured Cruise as "the head of 'PreCrime,' a special police unit that uses three psychics (i.e. 'precogs') to identify and arrest murderers before they commit their crimes." Unfortunately for his character, things go awry when he's indentified as a future murderer. The film is a classic case of the hunter becoming the hunted. 

A source claims that Godzilla screenwriter Max Borenstein will pen the series, which will probably be a star vehicle for a name actor, much as Extant has been for Halle Berry.

When Minority Report was released in theaters, it grossed more than $358 million worldwide. We hope that success can cross over to television. There's already a sci-fi series with a similar premise on air called Person of Interest, but there's enough difference that we're sure there's room for both. 

Who would you like to see star in Minority Report?

(via The Wrap)

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