Activision has been awarded the worldwide gaming rights to develop, publish and distribute interactive games based on Steven Spielberg's upcoming sci-fi film MINORITY REPORT. The deal with Fox Interactive and Dreamworks is for five years and covers all current and next generation consoles, the PC and handheld platforms. "MINORITY REPORT lends itself well to a wide variety of gameplay elements with intense futuristic storylines and gripping action-packed sequences," states Ron Doornink, president and COO, Activision, Inc. Steve Bersch, president of Fox Interactive, said, "MINORITY REPORT is ideally suited to be not only a great motion picture but an immersive and exciting interactive game, and we're pleased to have Activision as a partner in bringing such a great property to the gaming arena." The film is a futuristic thriller based on a short story by noted sci-fi author Philip K. Dick (BLADE RUNNER, TOTAL RECALL), where technology has advanced to the point that criminals can be charged with crimes before they even commit them. Slated for release in summer 2002 MINORITY REPORT will star Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Max von Sydow, Samantha Morton and Kathryn Morris.