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Minority Report starred Tom Cruise as Detective John Anderton, who runs the "Pre-Crime" unit in Washington D.C. that uses three psychics known as "precogs" to accurately predict crimes before they will happen, with arrests being made before the crime actually happens. The plot thickens when John is forced to go on the run after the precogs reveal he is about to commit murder.
The weekly series is said to focus on the elite Pre-Crime unit, with Steven Spielberg said to be eyeing a major star for the lead role, similar to how the producer lured Oscar winner Halle Berry to star in his CBS sci-fi series Extant.
20th Century Fox distributed Minority Report in 2002, which earned $358 million worldwide, but it's unclear whether or not the studio or the Fox »
Earlier this year we ran down 10 Movies Turned Into TV Shows, and essentially, it's a process that yield wildly uneven results. For every "Fargo," there's a half dozen also-rans, and yet, when they do work, it can be something special. They also offer a way for studios to extend a brand, which is increasingly valuable these days. And thus, the practice continues, and we'll let you tell us which of these (if any) has the best chance of lasting a single season. First up, 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 is being designed a procedural, with the focus to be on the PreCrime unit who arrest perpetrators of violent crimes before they strike thanks to some very special "precogs." Of course, as the movie taught us, that system is flawed, and »
- 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 developing a small screen adaptation of his hit 2002 sci-fi movie which starred Tom Cruise. The Minority Report tv series is being written by screenwriter Max Borenstein for Amblin television. Max is best known as the screenwriter credited for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, but he is also writing Legendary’s King Kong prequel Skull Island and was […]
- Peter Sciretta
Godzilla is finally stomping its way towards Blu-ray and DVD this September after becoming one of this summer's biggest blockbuster smash hits. In a bold move by Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, they have released the epic final battle from the movie, featuring Godzilla's fight with the giant Muto monster. This is fun if you've already seen the movie and don't want to sit through the first two hours again, but if you haven't seen Godzilla yet and are waiting until this home video release, do not watch it, as this is the big payoff! Check it out as these giant monsters go head-to-head in one of this summer's best on-screen moments, sure to elicit an MTV Movie Award nomination.
Get ready for the duelling Jungle Book movies.
Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that it has assembled a big cast of stars for Jungle Book: Origins, its new big-screen, 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book, marking the feature film directorial debut of Andy Serkis.
The action adventure, which will blend motion capture and live action, will be released on October 21, 2016.
Meanwhile, Disney’s The Jungle Book will be in theaters a full year earlier. Helmed by Jon Favreau, this film will star Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson, and will released October 9, 2015.
The actors performing the roles of the Jungle Book: Origins’ central animal characters are: Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”) as the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan; Oscar winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”) as the sinister snake, Kaa; Oscar winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter, »
- Michelle McCue
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, possibly because the writer's deal isn't closed yet. 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. »
- Jeff Sneider
While most studios in Hollywood are betting on superheroes to save the box office, Universal Pictures is doubling down on creature features.
This month, the studio acquired rights to Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles” book series. In July, it announced plans to create a Marvel-like cinematic universe around Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Invisible Man and the Creature From the Black Lagoon. At the same time, the studio inked an eyebrow-raising 10-year, first-look deal with microbudget horror producer Jason Blum, whose Blumhouse Films is behind the profitable “Paranormal Activity,” “Sinister,” “Insidious” and “The Purge” franchises. Last summer, the studio lured Legendary Entertainment into the fold, and now the production firm is co-financing U’s “Jurassic World” and “Dracula Untold,” and has its own upcoming thrillers, including “As Above, So Below” and King Kong tentpole “Skull Island,” which Universal will release.
As Disney, Fox, Sony and Warner Bros. plant flags »
- Marc Graser
Godzilla lived up to big expectations assuming you expected it to be a true Godzilla movie. There wasn't much in the way of interesting human characters or deep personal drama. It was about giant monsters fighting, and director Gareth Edwards handled it wonderfully. It will be four years until we get the sequel, but with the promise of Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah, I'm hoping it will be worth the wait. In the meantime, we can enjoy the excellent final battle from this year's movie. I won't lie: It's not quite as powerful when viewed on a computer monitor, but it's still entertaining. Atomic breath is always entertaining. Hit the jump to check out the final battle from Godzilla, and click here to pre-order the film on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, or DVD. The film will be released for home entertainment on September 16th. Via Cbm.
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- Matt Goldberg
Gareth Edwards' Godzilla film is making its way to DVD and Blu-ray on September 16th and, today, an extended clip dropped onto the web that's culled from the epic battle between Big G and a Muto. Yes, the one at the end of the movie where all of the action happens. It's a pretty great throw-down that culminates in the reveal of Godzilla's atomic blast.
The post Watch Them Fight! Godzilla’s Final Battle Scene Hits the Web… appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Click here to find out when Godzilla 2 is set to be released in theaters! Gareth Edwards directs Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Inception), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Cosmopolis), and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck., The Bourne Legacy) and Bryan Cranston (Argo, TV's Breaking Bad). It hits DVD and Blu-ray on September 16th. »
Films with great women’s roles aren’t always great films. Films with poor female representation aren’t necessarily bad films. But poorly written female roles will always be a problem for cinema so long as they continue to persist. The damsel in distress. Angel-whore. The token girl. Trophy wives. Mother, daughter, sister. The unconditional love interest. These are among the popular clichés most frequently applied to female characters as they’re written on the page. Some films are so desperate for conflict that they just keep going to the well without altering the mold. Have women not earned the right by now to play more villains, complicated lovers, a-holes, The Best Friends, soldiers, comic reliefs or leads? Can a woman be sexy in a film and still have a great role? Yes. Give her agency. Can a woman support other characters but still have a great role? Yes. Keep her vital. »
- Katie Hasty and Donna Dickens
Today's episode almost seems laid back compared to this past Friday's as Laremy and I touch on a couple of news bits, talk a lot about torrenting movies, discuss the new DVD and Blu-ray releases, play some games and get out of here relatively unscathed. In addition to that, the numbers are final and our next audio commentary will be for Face/Off. The poll results are directly below. poll id="359" If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. »
- Brad Brevet
The Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) is coming up fast, but organizers are still putting final touches on the festival’s impressive lineup. Highlights of today’s newly announced titles include the world premiere of the anticipated Bill Murray starrer St. Vincent, for which the actor is tipped to garner awards buzz, and Palme D’Or winner Winter Sleep‘s North American debut.
Check out all the announcements below…
Denzel Washington is one of the film world’s most prominent leading men, known best for his galvanizing portrayals of both real-life figures (Malcolm X, The Hurricane, American Gangster) and fictional characters (Philadelphia, Devil in a Blue Dress, Flight). Washington returns to the Festival starring in The Equalizer, an intense thriller that reunites him with director Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn’s Finest, Shooter, Olympus Has Fallen) for the first time since their Oscar-winning collaboration on Training Day. »
- Isaac Feldberg
A talented filmmaker capable of delivering unconventional indies and riveting crowdpleasers without ever sacrificing a moment of genuine emotion, Gus Van Sant has more than proven throughout the years that his projects are worth keeping a close eye on. Van Sant’s next film, Sea of Trees, is no different – especially because it stars Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey.
McConaughey stars alongside Ken Watanabe (Godzilla) in the low-budgeted drama, about an American man who encounters a Japanese man in Japan’s infamous Suicide Forest, where many people go to end their lives. Bonding over their shared sadness, the two set out into the forest on a journey of self-reflection.
Recently, Katie Aselton, of FX’s comedy The League, joined Sea of Trees in a supporting role. She’ll play a woman who had an affair with McConaughey’s character. Naomi Watts is already set to play McConaughey’s on-screen wife. Both »
- Isaac Feldberg
The summer blockbuster season isn't what it used to be. We no longer have to wait until July for Hollywood's epic spectacles, with studios now lining up their tentpole releases as early as March - this year we saw the likes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in theatres before the calendar had ticked over to May.
With The Expendables 3 out in cinemas now and pretty much bringing the curtain down on the summer's biggest releases, Digital Spy has flicked back through the calendar to rank this summer's box office big guns from worst to best.
Despite an ever-expanding cast list that hoovered up Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes and Antonio Banderas, Sylvester Stallone's third Expendables outing landed with more of a whimper than a bang. Franchise favourites like Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren were criminally underused, leaving us »
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