Minority Report Prepares Leap From Big Screen To Small Screen

If there's one movie that arguably comes up more often than any other in the tech industry, it's Minority Report, the flick from 2002 starring Tom Cruise in a sci-fi future where police are able to arrest criminals before they actually commit the crime in question. It's filled with technological wonders, including lots of touch and gesture-based computing, making it a prime candidate for comparisons to today's developments in touch screens and virtual controls. And if you thought that might stop any time soon, think again -- the 13-year-old movie is reportedly making a comeback as a TV show.

Several entertainment outlets are reporting that Fox has greenlit the TV adaptation of Minority Report, which is being written by Godzilla's Max Borenstein and is backed by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, Paramount Television, and the network's 20th Century Fox Television studio.

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It's a drama that takes place a decade after the end of Precrime in D.C.. One of the three Precogs is having a difficult time adapting to a "normal" human life and continues to see visions of the future. He meets a detective haunted by her past, who may help him find a purpose for his psychic abilities, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

This is Fox's second attempt at a sci-fi drama in two years. It follows Almost Human, a show featuring human cops and androids working together to protect and serve. That show received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects, though was cancelled after just one season.