Steven Soderberg’s 2011 film Contagion has aged perfectly acquiring a renewed viewership in 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic thriller speedily turned just one of the most-watched movies for its uncanny relevance. And now, it appears like director Soderberg has made a decision the time is appropriate for a Contagion Sequel.
In a chat on Joyful Unhappy Baffled podcast with Josh Horowitz, Steven Soderberg unveiled that he is operating with author Scott Z. Burns on what he describes as a “philosophical” sequel to Contagion. He discussed, “I’ve acquired a undertaking in progress that Scott Burns is doing the job with me on, that is a form of philosophical sequel to ‘Contagion,’ but in a distinct context — You will form of appear at the two of them as form of paired, but very different hair colours. So, Scott and I had been speaking about, ‘So, what’s the next iteration of a ‘Contagion’-sort story?’ We have been doing work on that we must probably scorching-foot it a small bit.”
The situations of Contagion are eerily similar to the true-life gatherings we witnessed in 2020. The plot revolves all over a virus outbreak in the United States, subsequent men and women from different walks of lifestyle as their life get ever more chaotic while the authorities tries to management the condition. Starring Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne, Gwyneth Paltrow and Marion Cotillard among other individuals, the film makes for a gripping look at.
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In March, we also uncovered out that well-known virologist W. Ian Lipkin, the film’s professional medical expert, unfortunately, contracted the coronavirus and appeared in Television interviews to distribute recognition and alert the globe about the lethal virus (read: he’s fine now).
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We really don’t know what a philosophical sequel of Contagion will glance like, but we do know that its both going to be the most insightful analysis provided the limitless alternatives or a horrific reminder of the perils of living amidst a pandemic that nobody asked for. It is a fine line now that we have a real outbreak which has remaining us rather weary. Contagion’s level of popularity rose because of to its shock price, a thing that tends to diminish just after the millionth piece of pandemic-related (fictional or authentic) data.
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