Fox picked up the high profile pilot earlier this spring for the TV continuation of Minority Report, the production has made a major change to how its operating. when the series filmed its pilot and was put together, it used the twin brothers role to have lead actor Stark Sands take on both of them, allowing for some decent range and differences to be done. That’s apparently not worked so well as production went on and now they’ve brought in actor Nick Zano to take on the role of Dash. This has adjusted the personalities of the characters a bit, according to THR, which now reads:
“Arthur is described as having a hard shell that was borne of years of difficult experience in the outside world that Dash avoided. Arthur is confident and self-assured, even Machiavellian in his interaction with the world that once exploited him. So while Dash selflessly and heroically tries to stop the future murders he sees in his precognitive visions, his estranged twin uses his gift to consolidate personal wealth and power in the building of an empire. Stronger together as a complete unit, they help one another from time to time, but, in the long run, both are bad for each other’s business.”
Suffice to say, reshoots are in order for the pilot to put it into proper context.
The show has cast Stark Sands as Arthur, Nick Zano as Dash and Meagan Good has joined as Lara Vega. Daniel London will be in the series, reprising his role as Wally the Caretaker from the film, as well as Li Jun Li and Laura Regan. Regan is set to play Agatha, which was played by Samantha Morton in the film, while Li is on board as a CSI tech named Akella.
The pilot was written by Max Borenstein, who penned the Godzilla screenplay, and it’s being produced by Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. The pilot has now been given the go-ahead to be filmed for contention for a series pickup of some sort, as Fox continues to play with different episode lengths based on what a show needs. Most importanty, the pilot has picked up a showrunner for it with Kevin Falls, who has worked on The West Wing and more recently with Franklin & Bash.
Plot concept: Set in Washington, D.C., it is 10 years after the demise of Precrime, a law enforcement agency tasked with identifying and eliminating criminals…before their crimes were committed. To carry out this brand of justice, the agency used three precogs – “precognitives” Dash, Arthur and Agatha – who were able to see the future. Now, in 2065, crime-solving is different, and justice leans more on sophisticated and trusted technology than on the instincts of the precogs.