In 1971, four-time Oscar winner Robert Wise made THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN, the first filmic adaptation of a book by JURASSIC PARK author Michael Crichton. The science fiction picture about a deadly virus brought to earth by a downed satellite fit with the heyday of NASA’s Apollo program. Blockbuster directors Ridley and Tony Scott have produced a two-part remake for A&E Television Networks that amounts to a total refurbishment of the story for the present day. Fear of terrorism and conspiracy theories, nanotechnology and E-paper – making more than just updates, author Robert Schenkkan (THE QUIET AMERICAN) integrates new characters and ideas in the new edition’s 180 minutes total running time. The two-parter was directed by Danish-born Mikael Salomon, whose skill for large-scale productions was already on display in ROME.
The Andromeda Strain
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Selected filmography Mikael Salomon
THE AGENCY (2001), ALIAS: PARITY (2001), BAND OF BROTHERS: POINTS (2001), BAND OF BROTHERS: CARENTAN (2001), YOUNG ARTHUR (2002), BENEDICT ARNOLD: A QUESTION OF HONOR (2003), SALEM´S LOT (2004), THE GRID (2004), OVER THERE (2005), ROME: THE SPOILS (2005), FALLEN (2006), RUNAWAY (2006), THE COMPANY (2007)