Minority Report now available on Netlfix starring Tom Cruise earlier Had Arnold Schwarzenegger as the lead.
The 90’s and 2000’s were a glorious time for cinema with the likes of Tom Cruise and Arnold Schwarzenegger ruling the box office with sci-fi, action flicks that have created a legacy of their own.
The 2002 movie going by the name of Minority Report starring Tom Cruise was it’s own little piece of heaven for sci-fi lovers and do you know it had a very significant connection to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1990 hit Total Recall?
For everyone scratching their heads, hop on over to Netflix to watch Minority Report and come back to find the connection that blew our minds. (We have all the time in the world)
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Minority Report started out as a Phillip K Dick short story. Then it surprisingly went on to become a very dark Steven Spielberg movie. But what many (almost no one) knows is that it was almost a sequel to the 1990’s movie Total Recall.
Total Recall is the story of a future where people have fake memories of exotic vacations inserted into their brains. But when the central character tries it out it either exposes his secret identity as a secret agent and sets of a tale of inter-planetary missions or becomes literally breaks his brain and gets lost in the fantasy.
The movie filled with violence and Arnold Schwarzenegger and with that premise in 1990 went on to become one of the highest grossing movies of that year. (Yup) So, a sequel was demanded and needed and the only sane option to choose.
What Came Of The Sequel
The progress though on Total Recall 2 was as slow as a tortoise on the way to the work. The studio went back to Philip K Dick to get rights to Minority Report with plans to combine both and make Report a sequel Recall.
But as things go in Hollywood, it didn’t go. At all. It reached a point where the project’s screenwriter, Gary Goldman optioned Philip Dick’s Minority Report a couple of years later completely detached with what the movie started out as.
Bu that didn’t work out as well. The studios producing the movie went bankrupt and it was shelved for almost half a decade.
Spielberg Saved The Day
The movie that finally came out for the audience to see had no connection to Total Recall at all. The story is about a future where a group of telepathic humans are used to predict illegal activities before they occur and thus form a police unit called the Pre-Crime division.
But it didn’t happen quite that easily, Steven Spielberg came along in 1998 and got Tom Cruise to join the movie. What resulted was a Steven classic a standalone movie very detached from Total Recall and everything it stood for.
Now this movie, not a sequel to Total Recall is on Netflix to watch and you should probably get your time worth. Did you know about this awesome movie fact? And would you like more facts like these? Do let us know in the comments below!