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Steven Soderbergh Working on ‘Philosophical’ Sequel to ‘Contagion’

“Contagion” might be nine years old, but Steven Soderbergh’s well-received pandemic thriller became one of 2020’s most-discussed films as the coronavirus pandemic swept throughout the United States.Soderbergh revealed during a recent interview on the Happy Sad Confused podcast that he is developing a “philosophical” sequel to “Contagion” alongside Scott Burns, who served as screenwriter on […]

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‘Contagion’ Team Steven Soderbergh and Scott Z. Burns Developing “Philosophical Sequel”

When the coronavirus pandemic started to make headlines earlier this year, many people returned to Contagion, Steven Soderbergh‘s excellent, and oddly prophetic 2011 movie about a deadly virus that starts sweeping through America. At times, elements from Scott Z. Burns‘ Contagion script felt like blueprints for our current predicament, so much so that the film […]

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Palm Springs review – goofy time-loop romcom recycles reckless pleasures

A scrappy final act stops this Groundhog Day-esque Sundance record-breaker from being a showstopper, but there’s plenty of fun to be had on the wayThroughout this confounding and unsettling time, trapped indoors as a deadly pandemic rages, many of us have found ourselves compulsively and eerily gorging on films that confront the practicalities and horrors […]

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Even ‘Contagion’ Couldn’t Prepare Steven Soderbergh for How “Deeply Irrational” Everyone is Acting During the Pandemic

Directing Contagion may have prepared Steven Soderbergh for a pandemic, but not for the deeply stupid human behavior that people have had in response to a pandemic. The filmmaker’s acclaimed 2011 thriller was ahead of the curve — showing the breakdown of society and difficulties of curbing the spread of a deadly virus long before […]

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Not Even ‘Contagion’ Prepared Soderbergh for ‘Deeply Illogical’ Pandemic Behavior

Steven Soderbergh has been keeping busy in quarantine writing new screenplays and leading the DGA’s committee to figure out how to get back to work, but what everyone wants to know is how the filmmaker predicted the current pandemic in his 2011 thriller “Contagion.” The outbreak movie surged in popularity this year amid the pandemic. […]

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‘Contagion’ Director Steven Soderbergh is Leading the Committee to Safely Resume Film Production

With the exception of late night talk shows and animated projects that are being worked on remotely, Hollywood has otherwise shut down feature film and television production. But hopefully sometime soon, Tinseltown will be back at work. However, whenever the ball starts rolling again, it won’t be business as usual, because the entertainment industry will […]

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Steven Soderbergh to Head DGA Committee on How to Resume Production Safely

He directed “Contagion,” and now director Steven Soderbergh will help lead Hollywood’s recovery from the unprecedented global coronavirus crisis. The indie auteur has been selected by the Directors Guild of America to lead a committee to help determine when productions can resume once the pandemic begins to subside.The DGA announced that the Soderbergh-led committee will […]

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‘Contagion’ Director Steven Soderbergh Leads DGA Committee on Resuming Production

The Directors Guild of America has selected “Contagion” director Steven Soderbergh to head a committee to explore resuming production when the coronavirus pandemic abates.DGA President Thomas Schlamme and National Executive Director Russell Hollander made the announcement late Thursday afternoon.“A major concern we’re hearing most right now is about when we’ll be returning to work, and […]

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