OUTBREAK Heading to Small Screen on NBC
Deadline reports that NBC is planning a small screen adaptation of Wolfgang Petersen's 1995 thriller OUTBREAK. The project is from executive producers Jack Orman and John Wells who will also pen the script for the pilot which may become an hour-long series.
Outbreak, starring Dustin Hoffman, Morgan Freeman, Cuba Gooding Jr., Rene Russo, Kevin Spacey and Donald Sutherland was in March, 1995 and proved a box office success, spending three weeks at the top of the domestic box office.
The film focuses on an outbreak of a fictional Ebola-like virus called Motaba in Zaire and later in a small town in the United States. Its primary settings are government disease control centers USAMRIID and the CDC, and the fictional town of Cedar Creek, California. Outbreak shows how far the military and civilian agencies might go to contain the spread of a deadly contagion.
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