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    Scott Z. Burns Says David Fincher's '20,000 Leagues' Aiming For Thematic Mix Of Technology, Commerce & Humanity

    As far as big-budget extravaganzas go, there are a few that keenly attract our attention, and one of them is the proposed adaptation of Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" that Disney is potentially mounting with director David Fincher and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns. A large-...

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    Scott Z. Burns Talks Researching 'Contagion' & Working With Matt Damon & Steven Soderbergh

    Six Things We Learned From The 'Bourne Ultimatum' WriterWhile perhaps best known for writing the blockbuster smash, "The Bourne Ultimatum," which grossed a healthy $442 million worldwide, screenwriter Scott Z. Burns is possibly better known within the film industry for his collaborations with Academ...

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    'Contagion' Writer Scott Z. Burns' Next Directorial Effort Is 'The Side Effects'

    Confirms George Clooney Backed Out Of Soderbergh's 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.' Because Of A Bad BackWhile perhaps not as well known and respected as names like Steve Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Diablo Cody or Charlie Kaufman, if his recent momentum continues, writer Scott Z. Burns will soon find himself among Hollywood's upper echelon of top-shelf and well-paid screenwriters (if he isn't there already). In theaters this weekend is Steven Soderbergh's pandemic thriller "Contagion," starring Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon and more, one of many collaborations between Burns and the Academy Award-winning director. Known for a screenplay to a lit...

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    Venice '11 Review: 'Contagion' Is A Propulsive, Terrifying Picture With A Top-Notch Cast

    Disaster -- an eternally popular obsession of film. Audiences have turned up in droves over the last century or so to watch mankind against their own extinction in the form of meteorites, earthquakes, alien invasions, exploding suns, planetary collisions, and whatever it was that was happening in "T...

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    Steven Soderbergh Says 'Haywire' Moved To Summer; Happy About His 'Reshoot' Luxury On The Picture

    Filmmaker Gives More Details On The Leni Riefenstahl Project He Deep-SixedLate last year we reported that Steven Soderbergh's spy action thriller "Haywire," starring MMA fighter and non-actor Gina Carano, was set to bow on April 22. In January, Soderbergh himself confirmed that date, but obviously i...

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    Steven Soderbergh Reveals He Dropped A Leni Riefenstahl Biopic To Do 'Contagion' Instead

    Throughout his film career -- which he is looking to step away from after he completes "Liberace" and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." -- Steven Soderbergh has easily moved from digestible Hollywood blockbusters like the "Ocean's Eleven" trilogy to studio dramas like "Traffic" or "Erin Brokovich," to stylish genre exercises like "Kakfa" or "Out of Sight" to micro-indies like "Bubble" or "The Girlfriend Experience." But as the years have gone on, and Soderbergh's output continues at a brisk pace, the director has become savvy to the machinations of the Hollywood machine and shepherding a project that will likely be difficult to finance or even find a...

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    Steven Soderbergh Eyeing Director's Chair For 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

    The big screen version of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." is one of those projects that has been knocking around for years that has never made it in front of cameras. It has attracted a variety of talent over time including Quentin Tarantino (really), Matthew Vaughan with Daniel Craig attached, David Dobk...

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