Steven Spielberg decided that there was no better time to release his latest film, "Minority Report," a dark, complex, futuristic whodunit.
Spielberg: "I wanted a movie with layers and with a little more substance. ... The question is, Where do you draw the line? How much freedom are you willing to give up? That is what this movie is about. ... We decided to put the film through a process called bleach bypass. Then we shot some of the scenes on 800 ASA film stock, which creates a kind of graininess that makes it feel more like old film noir."
The strategy behind "Minority Report" was to marry the action-packed blockbuster and the more complex and demanding drama of ideas.