It was never going to take Hollywood too long to start rolling out the pandemic themed dramas, but it comes as something of a surprise to learn that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are attached to produce and direct an adaptation of The Premonition: A Pandemic Story for Universal Pictures.
According to Deadline the duo will produce the film with Amy Pascal, under her Pascal Pictures banner, and hope to start production as soon as they’re wrapped on Ryan Gosling sci-fi movie Project Hail Mary.
Written by Michael Lewis, the author of The Big Short, The Premonition is the extraordinary story of a group of scientists who anticipated, traced and hunted the coronavirus; who understood the need to think differently, to learn from history, to question everything; and to do all of this fast, in order to act, to save lives, communities, society itself. It’s a story about the workings of the human mind; about the failures and triumphs of human judgement and imagination. It’s the story of how we got to now.
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