In 1989, the Ebola virus appears in chimpanzees in a research lab in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and there is no known cure; a U.S. Army scientist puts her life on the line to head off an outbreak before it spreads to the human population.
In 1989, Ebola Landed on U.S. Soil. They Risked Everything to Contain It.
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The project was in development hell ever since the early 1990's when it was announced by 20th Century Fox as a feature film to be directed by Ridley Scott
, starring Robert Redford and Jodie Foster. But due to script problems and the release of the similar-themed film Outbreak
(1995) around that time, the project was shut down. The studio and Scott are still involved with the miniseries but Scott is only producing instead of directing it. See more
Col. Jaax's uniform flag would have been faced the other way pre-2003 when this takes place. See more