2002's Minority Report started life as a very loose adaptation of a Philip K. Dick short story but the final film was very much a combination of the star power of lead Tom Cruise and a late era career high for director Steven Spielberg.
In short, its one of the best sci-fi projects of that particular decade so we were initially wary of word of a TV show spin off in the works.
But it's actually sounding pretty cool. Instead of yet another reboot, it takes place 10 years after the events of the film when the Pre Crime department has been disbanded. One of the former pre-cogs is trying to adjust to normal life, but can't escape visions of future violence and the need to stop them.
The first trailer is here, from the pilot episode directed by Mark Mylod (Game of Thrones, The Affair).
We think it looks pretty great. The visuals are pretty close to what was seen in the original film, with lots of fancy sci-fi additions to the world - we'll have to wait and see if things take a dip in the regular series episodes.
The set up is also a clever one, allowing for a kind of police procedural element, solving crimes before they happen with a cop helper, and also a way to wind in a bigger story about what happened after the pre cogs were disbanded.
Minority Report stars Stark Sands, Laura Regan and Meagan Good and was picked up for a full first season by Fox and it should debut before the end of the year. Let's hope it doesn't get cancelled too soon...