In 2065 Washington D.C., as depicted in the Fox TV series adaptation of Steven Spielberg’s hit movie Minority Report, the local NFL team is called the Washington Red Clouds, rather than the slur currently used as the name of the football team. Red Cloud was a “renowned Indian chief” the EP’s explained to reporters at TCA this afternoon, by way of explaining why this team name. No one asked if that meant Dan Snyder has sold the team or is no longer with us in 2065.
It’s just one of the changes viewers will notice in our nation’s capital where the series is set, the show’s EP’s said.
For instance, the city also will have a “cooler public transportation system” and the monuments may have undergone some changes, the producers said, but did not elaborate. Spielberg wanted the series to have a “warmer” and “more inviting” look and got very involved in that aspect of his movie, said EP Darryl Frank.
“The technology wasn’t available, for one thing,” EP Kevin Falls said in response to one reporter’s them “What took so long?”-ish question, as to why the TV adaptation took so long. Technological advancements have since “made it more affordable on a television budget,” he clarified.
Based on Spielberg’s 2002 feature adaptation of the Philip K. Dick short story, Minority Report is set 10 years after the film in which Tom Cruise played Chief John Anderton, who is framed in his own unit’s pre-crime prediction system. Last September, Fox pre-emptively bought the hot drama project from Amblin Television and Godzilla writer Max Borenstein, with a big put pilot commitment. The series, based on the 2002 movie directed by Spielberg, hails from 20th Century Fox TV and Paramount TV, whose feature siblings produced the Cruise starrer.