FOX’s ‘Minority Report’ Taps Original Film Star to Reprise Role
FOX’s Minority Report TV sequel series has only a pilot order for the moment, but already the Spielberg-adapted sci-fi crime drama has established a major connection to the original film. Not only has Daniel London agreed to reprise his role from the 2002 iteration, but FOX’s Minority Report has also added its first original casting.
Per Deadline, London will return for the pilot as “Pre-Cog” caretaker Wally, who maintained a bizarrely close relationship with the gifted seers, and ultimately acted against Tom Cruise’s film character John Anderton. Some 10 years after the events of the film, Wally will assist former Pre-Cog Dash and lead detective Lara Vega in forging a new identity, while The Following star Li Jun Li will play the role of Akeela, a CSI technician who works closely with Vega.
Executive produced by Spielberg, penned by Godzilla writer Max Borenstein and directed by Mark Mylod, the new iteration picks up 10 years after the fall of PreCrime, as established during the events of the film. One of the three Pre-Cogs attempts to lead a normal human life, but remains haunted by his future visions, and meets a female detective haunted by her own past, who “just may help him find a purpose to his gift.”
Spielberg’s original Minority Report saw Tom Cruise as future PreCrime operative John Anderton, leader of a division that used the aforementioned Pre-Cogs to predict, and foil imminent future crimes. Anderton soon discovers a flaw in the system when his own name is predicted for an impending murder, beginning a race-against-the-clock plot with a cast that included the likes of True Detective star Colin Farrell, Agent Carter guest Neal McDonough, Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Max von Sydow, Samantha Morton and more.
It remains to be seen how closely FOX’s Minority Report looks to keep continuity or casting with the original (good luck getting Tom Cruise for Sweeps!), but who else from the original film might join FOX’s new pilot?