By James Hirsen
As anxiety over Ebola intensifies, some big names in Hollywood are looking to profit from the public angst. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a television series that weaves the deadly Ebola pathogen into its plot is soon to come.
The series will be an update of the 1994 book written by Richard Preston titled "The Hot Zone." Veteran film director Ridley Scott, best known for "Alien," "Blade Runner," "Thelma & Louise," "Gladiator," and the upcoming "Exodus Gods and Kings," is attached to the project along with Lynda Obst, producer of the film "Sleepless in Seattle." Scott will also soon be directing "Killing Jesus" for the National Geographic Channel, a project that will be based on Bill O’Reilly’s best-selling book of the same name. [more...]