Minority Report, a hit 2002 Steven Spielberg movie about precognitives who foresee murder (“pre-crime”) and the police who stop it before it can happen, will be hitting the digital airwaves as a TV show. Ten years after the events of the movie, pre-crime has been abolished … but one of the precogs still has his abilities. And his desire to stop crime.
In the video below, we learn the TV show takes place 10 years after the events of the movie. One of the precogs has returned from a life of seclusion to the big city. It seems his transition isn’t a smooth one.
I have high hopes for Minority Report. But it reminds me of Almost Human, the 2013 TV series starring Karl Urban, Michael Ealy and Lili Taylor, about a policeman and his android partner. That’s unfortunate, because even though it was an engaging, intelligent show that I looked forward to every week, it lasted only one season. Yes, the cancellation still hurts.
Let’s hope that this project, based on a Philip K. Dick short story, succeeds. Unsurprisingly, Dick’s original story had a much darker ending.
Minority Report will air on Fox on Sept. 21, 2015.