A&E Network is set to team up with Ridley Scott
and Tony Scott
to recreate the Michael Crichton medical thriller The Andromeda Strain
. Production on the four-hour miniseries will commence Summer 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
A deadly bacteria code named The Andromeda Strain - is let loose after a U.S. government satellite crash-lands in Arizona. The bacteria unleashes a lethal plague that wipes out an entire town leaving only two survivors - an old man and an infant to provide clues to immunizing the population. As the military tries to contain the spreading disaster, only a hastily assembled team of scientists can hope to find a cure and stop the Andromeda Strain from spreading.
Based on the debut novel by Michael Crichton, A&E's recreation of "The Andromeda Strain" will be directed by two-time Academy award nominee Mikael Salomon with a script written by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan. Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, and David W. Zucker are Executive Producers for Scott Free Productions and Tom Thayer is Executive Producer for Traveler's Rest Films.