[TV] Outbreak To Be Adapted Into TV Show
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.28.2013
Deadline reports that executive producers John Wells and Jack Orman (ER) are working with NBC for a TV adaptation of the 1995 Warner Bros film Outbreak. That film was directed by Wolfgang Petersen and starred Dustin Hoffman, Morgan Freeman and Rene Russo.
The pilot is co-written by Wells and Orman. It is a medical thriller that follows a group of characters trying to contain a lethal virus before it becomes a pandemic. Warner Bros TV and John Wells Productions will produce with Wells, Orman and JWP's Andrew Stearn executive producing. Gail Katz, a producer on the film, will likely produce the series as well. This is Wells' first co-writing project since Showtime's Shameless.
Outbreak was released in March 1995 and spent three weeks at #1, earning $190 million on a $50 million budget.