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Scott confirmed that he’s looking for Harrison Ford to return as Rick Deckard, the world weary bounty hunter who ends up forming a connection with the replicants he’s hired to retire in the 1982 dystopian neo-noir. Speaking about Blade Runner 2, Scott said:
“It’s written and it’s damn good. Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor after all these years.”
The Prometheus sequel is also ready for filming, although quite when this will happen is still unclear. Scott is currently busy with The Martian, starring Matt Damon, which is due for release in November 2015. It looks like he may start working on the Blade Runner sequel after The Martian, but then where does that leave Prometheus 2? He’d better get a move on. »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
A few months back, we found out that Ridley Scott had no intention of slowing down. Even at 76, he's been adding a steady stream of high profile projects to his schedule lately. But with the kinds of projects he's been talking about, it's been important to note that some of them were just concepts or ideas- like the long-rumored Blade Runner sequel. But it looks like his slate is prepared to become official, as all three of his next films now have scripts. Yes, including that Blade Runner sequel.
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Ridley Scott is a busy man. The director, 76, is currently putting the final touches on Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton (in theaters Dec. 12). But last week, he told EW a little about his next project, The Martian starring Matt Damon, which is slated for November 2015. “It’s a very good book,” says Scott of Andy Weir’s novel, which was originally self-published in 2012 before being republished by Crown this year. (You can read EW’s review of The Martian here.) The story follows Mark Watney, an astronaut who becomes stranded and assumed dead on Mars after a deadly storm. »
- Sara Vilkomerson
Godzilla, King Kong, and a sorcerer-like Spook are a few of the characters screenwriter Max Borenstein has recently explored. He’s a scribe in demand of late. Legendary liked what they saw in Max’s screenplay for Godzilla and hired him to write the King Kong origin movie, Skull Island, and now Steven Spielberg has brought the writer on to pen a TV series based on his 2002 sci-fi film, Minority Report.
TheWrap reports that legendary director Steven Spielberg is moving forward with a TV series based on the concepts and world of his Minority Report movie. Though still early in development, the project is starting to solidify with Spielberg’s recent hiring of Max Borenstein to write the series.
- Derek Anderson
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 »
Future criminals beware – the precogs are back. 12 years after the Tom Cruise vehicle became a critical and commercial success, Steven Spielberg is moving ahead with a TV adaptation of his film Minority Report, to be scribed by Godzilla screenwriter Max Borenstein.
Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment is behind the project, which will likely focus on the elite PreCrime unit seen in the film. It’s unclear how closely the TV adaptation will hew to the original film, which was based on a story by Philip K. Dick, but in Minority Report, the controversial police unit used three “precogs,” mutated humans with predictive abilities who could identify murderers before they ever carried out their crimes.
It’s a similar set-up to CBS’ Person of Interest, in which characters utilize advanced technology in order to thwart crimes before they happen, but that series’ success may indicate to Spielberg that there’s both still »
- Isaac Feldberg
One of the words most often used to describe this summer's terrific "Godzilla" reboot was "Spielbergian" and it looks like the bearded filmmaker was also a big fan. He's bringing aboard Max Borenstein, who was credited with the "Godzilla" screenplay (even though, if we're being totally candid, a small squadron of writers contributed to the screenplay, including Frank Darabont and Rian Johnson), to adapt his 2002 feature film "Minority Report" for the small screen.
The Wrap is reporting that Steven Spielberg and Borenstein will translate the sci-fi adventure, which starred Tom Cruise as a cop in the "pre-crime" division of a futuristic Los Angeles, who uses psychics to help stop violent acts before they occur, for Spielberg's Amblin Television. According to the report Spielberg is targeting a "name" actor to anchor the series, like he did for his summer CBS series "Extant" (he nabbed Halle Berry).
The new series will, presumably, »
- Drew Taylor
The Wrap are reporting this morning that the world of Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report is coming to television. Spielberg is said to be developing the project through his Amblin Entertainment production house, and Max Borenstein, who wrote the recent Godzilla movie, is also on board.
Minority Report, based on the Phillip K. Dick novel ‘The Minority Report,’ was released as a Tom Cruise vehicle in 2002, and revolved around an elite team of law enforcement officers that could predict crime before it happened. Colin Farrell also appeared in the movie.
No word as to who will star in the lead in the series, but producers are said to be hunting down a name actor to topline. More news as we get it.
Source: The Wrap »
- Paul Heath
"Minority Report" may be coming to the small-screen. Steven Spielberg's blockbuster sci-fi film starring Tom Cruise is being developed as a TV series by the director's Amblin Television, according to Deadline, with "Godzilla" screenwriter Max Borenstein attached to pen the script. The project, which is still in the "very early stages," will take off from the film's near-future vision of a world in which a special police unit - aided by telepaths known as "precogs" - is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes. The premise is based on the short story of the same name by Philip K. Dick. No network is yet attached to the project. Released in the summer of 2002, "Minority Report" was met with critical acclaim and went on to gross over $350 million worldwide. It also starred Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton and Max von Sydow. Do you think a "Minority Report" TV series is a good idea? »
- Chris Eggertsen
Earlier this year, we ran down 10 Movies Turned Into TV Shows, and that selfsame process will yield wildly uneven results: for every "Fargo," there's a half dozen also-rans. Movies-turned-tv-shows offer a way for studios to extend a brand rather than extend quality, so we'll let you tell us which of these (if any) has the best chance of lasting a single season. First, Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment is turning his 2002 movie "Minority Report," itself based on a story by Philip K. Dick, into a series. The show will be designed as a police procedural, focusing on the PreCrime unit who arrest perpetrators of violent crimes before they strike, thanks to some very special "precogs." Of course, that system will be shown to be flawed, so that Max Borenstein ("Godzilla") can have themes to play with as he gets a script together. And like the Spielberg produced "Extant" starring Halle Berry, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Minority Report is one of my favorite Steven Spielberg movies, and I'm kind of exited to tell you that the filmmaker will be bringing his 2002 sci-fi story to the small screen. The news comes from The Wrap, who also reports that the series will be written by Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein and produced by Amblin Television.
The story is based on a futuristic story written by Philip K. Dick, and the film starred Tom Cruise as the head of “PreCrime,” which is a special police unit that uses three "precogs” to identify and arrest murderers before they commit their crimes. Cruise's character is forced to go on the run when he's accused of a future murder.
The report says that the weekly series will likely "focus on the elite PreCrime unit, with Spielberg expected to target a name actor for the lead, just as he did with Halle Berry on CBS’ sci-fi series Extant. »
- Joey Paur
You can now add Minority Report to the list of films that have recently jumped from the movies to television as The Wrap reports Steven Spielberg is developing a TV series based on his 2002 feature with Max Borenstein (Godzilla) writing the script. The feature, which starred Tom Cruise was based on the short story by Philip K. Dick. Set in a 2054 Washington D.C., the story centered on a judicial system in which killers are arrested and convicted before they commit murder using a psychic technology. Cruise played the head of this Precrime unit and was eventually accused of the future murder of a man he hasn't even met. I can only assume the show would focus on a Precrime unit in the near future as they would solve a series of cases each week. I'm not sure just how long you could get that to last, however, considering even »
- Brad Brevet
Steven Spielberg is reportedly developing a TV series based on his 2002 sci-fi film adaptation of Philip K. Dick's short story "Minority Report". "Godzilla" scribe Max Borenstein will write the project which will be produced by Amblin Television.
Tom Cruise starred in the original as an officer of the PreCrime division, a special police unit that uses three psychics tied into their computers to identify and arrest criminal offenders before they commit their acts. His character is forced to go on the run when he's accused of a future murder himself.
It's unknown if the series will eschew the frame-up and conspiracy elements within the film in favor of a more TV-friendly futuristic police procedural focusing on the PreCrime unit - something akin to "Person of Interest" with more sci-fi elements.
- Garth Franklin
Steven Spielberg is no stranger to the television landscape, but for one of his upcoming small screen projects it appears that he’s keen on mining one of his own properties. Spielberg is developing a Minority Report TV series based on his Tom Cruise-fronted 2002 sci-fi thriller of the same name, per The Wrap. As you well know, Minority Report was based on a Philip K. Dick short story that revolved around the PreCrime unit, which specialized in preventing crimes before they happened using a trio of “precogs” that could see the future. Sounds like a pretty solid premise for a weekly TV series, no? More after the jump. The Wrap reports that Spielberg is developing the Minority Report TV series via his Amblin Television studio, with Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein set to pen the screenplay. In addition to Godzilla, Borenstein previously wrote Legendary’s long-delayed Seventh Son and is »
- Adam Chitwood
For those of you who may not remember, the popular and well-received sci-fi movie (which was based on one of Philip K. Dick’s stories) focused on the head of a special “PreCrime” police unit which used three “precogs” in order to identify and arrest murderers before they even committed the crime.
This twist was that the lead would have to go on the run (he was after all played by Tom Cruise) when the psychics seemingly discovered that he was one of the future murderers he takes down.
The small screen version will presumably focus on the ongoing crimes investigated by Minority Report’s Precrime Unit – how it connects to the movie isn’t clear at »
- Josh Wilding
Steven Spielberg is developing a TV series based on his 2002 hit sci-fi movie “Minority Report” that will be written by “Godzilla” scribe Max Borenstein and produced by Amblin Television, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. A spokesperson for Amblin Television deferred inquiries to a representative for Spielberg, who like Borenstein's representatives, did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Based on a futuristic story by Philip K. Dick, “Minority Report” starred Tom 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. »
- Jeff Sneider
Please hold your “we really should have seen this coming” jokes until the end, because even pre-cogs are tired of hearing it. Still, it’s true that Steven Spielberg has decided that the time is right for a TV series based on 2002’s Minority Report, and is in the process of hiring Godzilla writer Max Borenstein to begin working on a script.According to The Wrap, the series is still at a very early stage and there are no firm details as to the driving plot yet. But given the film, you have to figure it’ll follow the investigations of the PreCrime police unit that channels psychic predictions through a complicated computer system to track murderers down before they can even commit the crime. In the film, Tom Cruise’s Chief John Anderton ends up on the run when he becomes the focus of such an investigation.There’s »
Why do I get the sense that I have already seen something eerily similar to the upcoming sci-fi film Automata? Perhaps it’s because it seems to be trading heavily, if not exclusively, on the work of Isaac Asimov and Philip K. Dick? Whether that’s a good, bad, or simply derivative thing will be in the eye of the beholder. The new trailer certainly looks interesting though, if not wholly original.
Automata features Antonio Banderas as an insurance agent in a robotics corporation who sets out to investigate the manipulation of a robot. In the midst there are arguments about robots behaving like humans, or humans behaving like robots, issues of free will and what consciousness means, and all that good stuff that has become pretty standard in sci-fi. The trailer gives us a strong run down of the plot, which bears more than a slight resemblance to things like Asimov’s I, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
I don’t make films myself, but it seems obvious to me there are but two places to learn how to make movies: in the outside world constrained by so-called reality, and in the inside world of the cinema’s darkness, constrained by so-called illusion. Travelogue tales and quotidian reportage being of little interest here, a log for illusionary research and experience, I must duly deliver my film report on the films that came upon me in the darkness of the Melbourne International Film Festival, which ran from July 31 - August 17, and the lessons learned.
Epic of Everest
So many academics and cinephiles alike seem consternated by Walter Benjamin's paen to the the aura of an original artwork, something squandered, lost, obfuscated, or obliterated in the mechanical reproduction of art in post cards, photographic duplicates, and, of course, cinema. But upon encountering at the festival a restoration »
- Daniel Kasman
★★★★☆In his short story The Machine Stops, E.M. Forster proclaimed that humanity, in its desire for comfort, had overreached itself and that 'progress' had come to mean the progress of the machine. With his broad adaptation of Stanisław Lem's The Futurological Congress, Israeli director Ari Folman seeks to add weight to the numerous dystopian imagined futures that have flooded late-20th century art. Following animated documentary Waltz with Bashir (2008), Folman returns with live-action, animation hybrid The Congress (2013), which seeks to address the fears touched upon in western thought, whether they be the deconstructions of Jean Baudrillard or the rancid paranoias of Philip K. Dick.
- CineVue UK
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