Minority Report is the most recent Hollywood blockbuster to get the stage — and gender-swap — remedy.
The science fiction tech noir based mostly on Philip Ok. Dick‘s 1956 novella and later made into the 2002 field workplace hit directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise, is being became a play that can make its world premiere within the U.Ok. in spring 2024. The present is a part of a co-production between three U.Ok.-based theaters in affiliation with Simon Good friend Leisure and by association with Electrical Shepherd Productions.
Tailored by actor-writer David Haig with Lifetime of Pi‘s Max Webster set to direct, the brand new stage play will maintain its world premiere at Nottingham Playhouse, opening on Feb. 16 and working via March 9. It is going to then have two extra separate runs, first at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from March 22 to April 6, adopted by a month-long staging at London’s Lyric Hammersmith between April 19 and Could 18.
The present is the most recent in a small collection of productions bringing tales from the large and small display screen to the stage. These embody the Stranger Issues prequel opening on the West Finish in December and a Paranormal Exercise stage play, which, like Minority Report, is being produced by Simon Good friend and his eponymous manufacturing banner.
The present was commissioned a number of years in the past, in line with Good friend. “However with its prescient central theme of non-public technological surveillance, it has solely change into extra alarmingly related to the world through which we reside, regardless of the unique story having been written in 1956,” he stated in an announcement.
The present, which is promising the usage of “innovative expertise to create a world on the borders of science fiction and actuality,” will function a inventive staff that features manufacturing designer Jon Bausor, video designer Tal Rosner, lighting designer Jessica Hung Han Yun, music and sound designer Nicola T. Chang and motion director Lucy Hind. Lotte Hines overseeing casting, which shall be introduced at a later date.
In Haig and Webster’s adaptation, the story is ready in 2050, and Cruise’s character is now a feminine neuroscientist, Dame Julia Anderton. Head of a particular police unit chargeable for fixing crimes earlier than they occur, the whodunnit thriller sees Anderton in a race to search out out why she’s been framed for a criminal offense she hasn’t dedicated but — and by whom.
“I’m actually happy to be directing Minority Report — a narrative so many individuals know and love — however which, in David Haig’s thrilling retelling, abruptly turns into a chillingly related thriller about legislation, justice and the ability of expertise to foretell the long run,” Webster stated in an announcement.
“It’s been essentially the most thrilling problem of my profession: to write down a futuristic thriller for the stage, based mostly on one of many best sci-fi tales ever advised,” Haig added in an announcement of his personal.
The model of Dick’s story most are conversant in is that of Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated large display screen take, set within the near-future of 2054 the place predictive crime expertise has warped prison justice and society right into a full-blown dystopia.
Cruise portrays Chief John Anderton, a precrime program commanding officer who finds himself making an attempt to problem the very machine he’s spent years working for. That’s a mission spurred after the precogs — a set of clairvoyant people whose psychic impressions of impending crimes are the premise of all the precrime program — predict he’ll kill somebody he’s by no means met. The movie earned greater than $350 million on the world field workplace.
The sci-fi thriller was additionally tailored for the small display screen as a sequel, developed by Max Borenstein and marking the primary Spielberg film to be tailored for TV. The one-season present for Fox, which ran within the fall of 2015, was produced by Amblin Tv, twentieth Century Fox Tv and Paramount Tv and starred Stark Sands, Meagan Goode and Nick Zano.