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    'Side Effects' Writer Scott Z. Burns On Being Steven Soderbergh's Go-To Guy and His Work on Upcoming 'Planet of the Apes' Sequel

    Coming out of seemingly nowhere to win over Hollywood by co-penning the taut and terrific screenplay for the third (and many would argue best) entry in the "Bourne" franchise, "The Bourne Ultimatum," Scott Z. Burns has since gone on to become Steven Soderbergh's right-hand man, having collaborated w...

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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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    Writer/Producer Scott Z. Burns Says 'Contagion' May Infect As A TV Series

    One of the cruelest punchlines Steven Soderbergh's ever contributed in his substantial filmography was the first attendee's muffled cough after a packed screening of “Contagion.” And packed it likely was, as the film made a cool $135 million worldwide alongside great reviews, but...

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    Steven Soderbergh Says 'Side Effects' Isn't A "Big Pharma" Movie & Explains Why Every Shot Matters

    With “Side Effects,” director Steven Soderbergh is about to see the release of his final theatrical film (read our review here). The picture, dealing with the rabbit hole that one doctor (Jude Law) falls into when treating a depressed patient (Rooney Mara) has elements of an "issue film," but at a L...

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    Watch: 'Side Effects' Goes Over The Counter With 3 More Clips

    Steven Soderbergh’s penultimate film “Side Effects” is, for many people, the first film of 2013 that’s worth seeing. Starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones, the psychological thriller already unveiled a couple of clips, and now three more have...

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    Scott Z. Burns Says Steven Soderbergh's 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Would've Centered On 1966 Palomares B-52 Crash

    Now that Steven Soderbergh's hiatus from film has finally arrived (read our discussion with him here), alongside speculation on the director's next professional move comes reflection on his career thus far. One of his most involved projects -- an adaptation of '60s spy show “The Ma...

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    Steven Soderbergh To Direct Scott Z. Burns-Penned Play In The Fall; 'Kafka' To Get Major Overhaul For DVD Release

    While he didn't say it as succinctly in our interview with him this weekend, though director Steven Soderbergh is retiring from filmmaking for the time being, that doesn't mean he's retiring, period. The filmmaker told The Playlist while his second-to-last movie, "Side Effects," is due in theaters n...

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    New Images From Steven Soderbergh's 'Side Effects,' Scott Z. Burns Calls Film "His Attempt At Modern Noir"

    “Gangster Squad” may have earned the title of First Major DisappointmentOof 2013, but new movies from both Park Chan-Wook and Steven Soderbergh around the corner, are enough to keep morale high. Park is of course taking a gamble with his first English-language film “Stoker,” ...

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    Writer Scott Z. Burns Explains How 'Side Effects' Is A Sequel To 'Lolita'

    Last week, the trailer for Steven Soderbergh's penultimate "Side Effects" arrived and it was pretty crackling stuff. Both exciting and eerie, it promises a thriller that will be a bit of twisty psychological thriller, and indeed the film's writer Scott Z. Burns (who also penned the...

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    'Contagion' Writer Scott Z. Burns To Pen 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Sequel

    We don't need to rehash the story of how "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" became the unexpected box office hit of last summer. We'll let the $480 million-plus worldwide haul for the movie speak for itself. The sequel has been brewing for a while now, with Fox locking up Andy Serkis...

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