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Alien Director Ridley Scott To Make An Ebola Miniseries

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Brilliant director Ridley Scott is taking a stab at adapting the terrifying 1994 book about an Ebola outbreak called The Hot Zone into a TV minseries. Not sure if this has been green lit because of the fact that Ebola is all up in our news and our social media and our subconsciousness, but you can read more about the miniseries at WeGotThisCovered. Also: The Hot Zone author Richard Preston talks about a possible update to his 1994 bestseller in the New York Times.

The reality is, I loved the book (even though it is super scary) and I think Ridley Scott is brilliant (I am even one of the seven people who don't hate Prometheus), so as long as I have not died of Ebola by the time the show comes out, I will definitely watch it.

I just totally doomed myself to die of Ebola, huh?

Dang.


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Nothing like jumping on the bandwagon. Bad enough all the media hype on a disease that has killed fewer people in North America than, well, pretty much anything ever.
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No, you won't die of Ebola, but considering "Hot Zone" was a rather exaggeratedly inaccurate depiction of an unlikely situation, its TV adaption will make it more likely for you to die in a panicking mob. The death toll from Ebola Panic should exceed the American death toll from Ebola sometime during the airing of the first episode...
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