There are two important parts to this story about Fox’s upcoming series Minority Report, based on the 2002 Tom Cruise film. The first is that a decision has been made that Stark Sands (Generation Kill) will no longer be playing twin brothers Dash and Arthur, but just Dash, while Nick Zano (One Big Happy) will be the new Arthur. The second part is that Nick Zano is an incredible action villain name.
So obviously, Dash and Arthur are no longer identical twins but fraternal twins. According to THR,
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.
The pilot will now go through re-shoots. But, no other information has been given regarding the casting change. Was it just too tedious and time-consuming to make the lead actor play two lead roles? Were they afraid audiences would get confused? (I vote for this one). Regardless, we’ll see how it all works out when the series premieres Monday, September 21st at 9 p.m. on Fox.
Here’s the full synopsis for Minority Report:
The future is coming. Based on the international blockbuster film by executive producer Steven Spielberg and the first of his films to be adapted for television, MINORITY REPORT follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen. 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. Precog DASH (Stark Sands, “Inside Llewyn Davis”) – driven by his terrifying, but fragmented visions – now has returned in secret to help a brash, but shrewd police detective, LARA VEGA (Meagan Good, “Think Like A Man” franchise, “Californication”), attempt to stop the murders that he predicts. As they navigate this future America, they will search for Dash’s missing twin brother, ARTHUR, and elude others who will stop at nothing to exploit their precog abilities. Also complicating matters is Dash and Arthur’s ingenious, but reclusive, foster sister, AGATHA (Laura Regan, “Mad Men,” “Unbreakable”), who just wants Dash to return home. A drama of crime and conspiracy, this is a timeless story of connection: two lost souls, Dash and Vega, who find friendship, purpose and redemption in each other.