With the writer of the original film.
From the start of the pandemic, Contagion experienced a huge surge in interest from global audiences and ranked among the most downloaded movies on iTunes . Steven Soderbergh himself was amazed at the similarities between his film and recent news, as the cast gave advice to Americans on how to avoid catching Covid-19 . Guest of the Happy Sad Confused podcast , the director confided to have ” a project in development on which I am working with Scott Burns (in particular screenwriter of Contagion, editor’s note). It’s a kind of philosophical sequel to Contagion, but in a different context (…) So Scott and I were like, ‘What could be the next iteration of a Contagion story?’ We are working on it ”.
It remains to be seen whether this potential sequel will also speak of a virus spreading on a planetary scale, or if the themes addressed will simply be the same. Steven Soderbergh has just released a new feature film, Let Them All Talk , starring Meryl Streep, on HBO Max in the United States. We do not yet know when it will be available with us.