7 September 2011 5:41 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Scott Z. Burns is on the rise as a well-respected screenwriter. He has written such films as The Bourne Ultimatum, Oceans 12, The Informant! and Contagion. Burns also has some cool films that will be released soon, such as David Fincher's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and Steven Soderbergh’s adaptation of the TV show The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Burns is also an Oscar winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth and director of the nuclear fallout drama, Pu-239. The Playlist reports that he has found his next project, a psychological thriller set in the world of pharmaceuticals, called The Side Effects.

Here is what he had to say:

“It deals with people and their moods. It’s about how we as a society can’t tolerate sadness and what that makes us vulnerable to,” Burns said. The idea came to him, like many of his ideas evidently do, »

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