Contagion 2 is on the way in which (Image: Warner Bros. Photos)
Followers of the hit blockbuster Contagion shall be thrilled to know a sequel is within the works following the renewed curiosity within the unique.
The 2011 drama, which starred Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon and Jude Regulation, adopted the now very acquainted story of how authorities and healthcare staff dealt with the worldwide pandemic throughout a virus outbreak which originated in China, and their mission to discover a vaccine.
As the actual life coronavirus pandemic started to unfold in March, Warner Bros. loved a huge spike in sales and streams of Contagion which made a reentry on the movie charts.
So it solely is smart that director Steven Soderbergh is planning a follow-up.
Talking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Soderbergh – who’s co-directing the Oscars 2021 – teased: ‘I’ve obtained a undertaking in growth that Scott Burns is working with me on, that’s a type of philosophical sequel to Contagion however in a unique context.
‘You’ll type of have a look at the 2 of them as type of paired however very totally different hair colours. So, Scott and I had been speaking about, “So, what’s the subsequent iteration of a Contagion-type story?” We have now been engaged on that.
‘We must always most likely hotfoot it just a little bit.’
Kate Winslet starred within the 2011 drama (Image: Warner Bros, Rex)
Principally, Contagion 2 coming to a streaming service close to you ASAP.
Screenwriter Scott Z Burns addressed the eerie comparisons between Contagion and the actual life Covid-19 disaster, and defined the way it’s no shock given the extent of analysis he performed to ensure the film can be as true to how an actual pandemic would unfold as attainable.
‘It has been very unusual to me, whether or not on social media or in conversations with buddies, that folks will say to me, “That is uncanny how related it’s”,’ he advised Slate.
Burns continued: ‘And I don’t discover it to be that stunning, as a result of the scientists I spoke to, and there have been plenty of them, all mentioned that this was a matter of when, not if.
‘So, I assume my feeling as somebody who believes in science is that when scientists inform us these issues we’d do nicely to pay attention.’
Actress Winslet additionally revealed that starring within the film prepared her for the coronavirus pandemic and the measures wanted to guard her well being comparable to carrying face masks.
Nonetheless, consultants warned that watching pandemic-related motion pictures comparable to Contagion could ‘amplify anxiety’ amongst viewers.