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NBC orders 'Outbreak' pilot
NBC is ready to monkey around with a killer virus.
According to Deadline.com, NBC has given a pilot production commitment -- forget those pesky script orders -- to "Outbreak," based on the 1995 hit film.
Perhaps some of the optimism about the project, which will again feature an ensemble racing to prevent the outbreak of a deadly virus -- stems from a pilot script written by former "ER" collaborators John Wells and Jack Orman.
"Outbreak" starred Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman and a monkey. Only a moderate hit, "Outbreak" made less than $70 million at the domestic box office, though its worldwide gross neared $190 million.