In 2011 with the help from Scott Z Burns, Steven Soderbergh made Contagion. No one would have believed 9 years later we would be in the second year of actual world pandemic. When humanity went into lockdown his film became the number must watch film on streaming services. Was Soderbergh a Nostradamus or some prophetic message were planted deep inside Scott Z.Burns script?
2020 is nearly over and 10 years after Contagion was released, Soderbergh and Burns are working on the sequel, well a ‘Philosophical sequel’. The news was revealed on an interview on Happy. Sad. Confused. Podcast Soderbergh was asked if there was a sequel in the works – “I’ve got a project in development that Scott Burns is working with me on, that’s a kind of philosophical sequel to Contagion, but in a different context. You’ll kind of look at the two of them as kind of paired, but very different hair colors. So, Scott and I had been talking about, ‘So, what’s the next iteration of a Contagion-type story? We have been working on that; we should probably hot foot it a little bit.”
Will it be another virus based story? Probably not as like any follow up film delivering the same story is a recipe for failure and disappointment. The project is in the early development stages and would be unwise at this stage to say what this film will be about. Could they be awaiting for Covid-19 and the vaccine to take affect or simply follow characters from the original film, we don’t know yet.
So could we see the return of Jude Law’s conspiracy theorist/blogger? Now that’s an interesting premise or are we too terrified Steven Soderbergh will unearth another prophetic message
Source: The Playlst