Fox is moving fast on its high-profile drama pilot Minority Report. A week after giving the project one of the first pilot orders of the season, the network has set a director. Mark Mylod, who helmed the pilots for ABC’s fairytale drama Once Upon a Time and Showtime’s Golden Globe-winning The Affair, will direct the project, from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Godzilla writer Max Borenstein, which is based on the 2002 movie directed by Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise.
Minority Report, from 20th TV and Paramount TV, is envisioned as a sequel to the movie. It is set 10 years after the end of Precrime in DC. One of the three Precogs struggles to lead a “normal” human life, but remains haunted by visions of the future, when he meets a detective haunted by her past who just may help him find a purpose to his gift. Borenstein and Falls, who serves as showrunner, executive produce with Amblin TV’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.
I hear Mylod was the first choice for the job, with Fox brass impressed by his work on characters in the pilots for Showtime’s The Affair and Shameless and the visual work he created in Once Upon a Time. At Fox, he recently directed the pilot episode of upcoming drama Backstom.