1553 – The Old Guard (2020)

spacetime coordinates: 2019 (/2024?) South Sudan >  Afghanistan > France > England

The Old Guard is a 2020 American superhero film directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and written by Greg Rucka, based on his comic book of the same name. The film stars Charlize TheronKiKi LayneMatthias SchoenaertsMarwan KenzariLuca Marinelli, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and follows a team of immortal mercenaries that go on a revenge mission. (wiki)

The graphic novel that originated the film, The Old Guard: Force Multiplied, has four issues, so fans can expect this movie to have sequels. At least a second one is already in Netflix’s pipeline, with signed contracts by the main characters.

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1552 – Outbreak (1995)

spacetime coordinates: The film focuses on an outbreak of a fictional Ebola-like Motaba virus, in Zaire and later in a small town in the United States. It is primarily set in the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the fictional town of Cedar Creek, CaliforniaOutbreak‘s plot speculates how far military and civilian agencies might go to contain the spread of a deadly, contagious disease.

outbreak_ver2_xlgOutbreak is a 1995 American medical disaster film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on Richard Preston‘s 1994 nonfiction book The Hot Zone. The film stars Dustin HoffmanRene RussoMorgan Freeman and Donald Sutherland, and co-stars Cuba Gooding Jr.Kevin Spacey and Patrick Dempsey. (wiki)

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The single biggest threat to man’s continued dominance on the planet is the virus.

— Joshua Lederberg, Ph.D., Nobel laureate, Film introduction: Outbreak (1995)

1551 -Greyhound (2020)

spacetime coordinates: World War II – early-1942 North Atlantic

Greyhound is a 2020 American war film directed by Aaron Schneider and starring Tom Hanks, who also wrote the screenplay. The film is based on the 1955 novel The Good Shepherd by C. S. Forester, and also stars Stephen GrahamRob Morgan, and Elisabeth Shue. The plot follows a US Navy Commander on his first war-time assignment in command of a multi-national escort group defending a merchant ship convoy under attack by submarines in early-1942 during the Battle of the Atlantic, only months after the U.S. officially entered World War II. (wiki)

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1549 – Flu (2013)

spacetime coordinates: 2010’s district of Bundang in Seongnam (satellite city of Seoul)

Flu (Korean: 감기; RR: Gamgi; alternatively titled The Flu) is a 2013 South Korean disaster film written and directed by Kim Sung-su, about an outbreak of a deadly strain of H5N1 that kills its victims within 36 hours, throwing the district of Bundang in Seongnam, which has a population of nearly half a million people, into chaos. It stars Jang Hyuk and Soo Ae. (wiki)

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