The Andromeda Strain

TV-Movie | USA 2008 | 2x90'

  • Tuesday, 10. October 2017 20:00 hrs Odonien

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.

Director
Mikael Salomon
Script
Robert Schenkkan
Novel by
J. Michael Crichton
Photography
Jon Joffin
Editor
Scott Vickrey
Production Design
Jerry Wanek
Casting
Heike Brandstatter, Denise Chamian, Scout Masterson, Coreen Mayrs
Music
Joel J. Richard
Sound
G. Michael Graham
Principal Cast
Benjamin Bratt, Eric McCormack, Christa Miller, Daniel Dae Kim, Viola Davis, Andre Braugher, Rick Schroder, Barry Flatman
Producer
Clara George
Co-Producers
Malcom Reeve, Ron Binkowski
Executive Producers
Tony Scott, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Tom Thayer
Co-Executive Producer
Mikael Salomon
Production
A.S. Films/Scott Free Productions/Traveler´s Rest Films for NBC Universal

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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)