The classic Robert Wise film The Andromeda Strain has just spawned a new TV miniseries starring Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order, Love in a time of Cholera), Rick Schroder (24, NYPD Blue), Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) and Andre Braugher (City of Angels). Originally published as a novel by Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park) nearly 40 years ago The Andromeda Strain follows the adventures of a group of scientists called in to contain a deadly outbreak in the Southwest where a satellite, returning to earth, crashed carrying with it a deadly strain of alien virus.
The new version of The Andromeda Strain is to be broadcast on Sky Movies on the 11th and 12th May 2008. But you needent miss out if you don’t get Sky Movies as a DVD release is schedulted for the 19 May 2008. The 2 disc DVD release is complemented by over 4 hours of bonus features including commentaries, a behind-the-scenes look at the Making of The Andromeda Strain, the extraordinary visual effects and photo and design gallery.
Directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Mikael Soloman (Band of Brothers) and from Executive Producers Ridley Scott (American Gangster) and Tony Scott (Numb3rs), The Andromeda Strain offers a thrilling mix of suspense, drama, mystery and science fiction in the telling of the scientists?gargantuan efforts to combat this deadly virus which is endangering humanity? survival.