A Slow Kowtow to China

Dear Reader (Including deer-reader hybrids),

You know what would make a good movie? The Wuhan lab-leak theory.

I don’t mean if it were proved to be true it would make a good movie. Though, if it were proven true, that would make an even better movie.

I mean the right director could make a great film built on the premise that the virus that just killed its 600,000th American this week was the result of a terrible accident in the Wuhan Institute of Virology. I’m thinking of a mix of Contagion, The Insider, and the HBO miniseries Chernobyl, with maybe a little Seven Days in May, Network, and The Lives of Others thrown in for good measure. I know that’s a lot of stuff to borrow from, but I think Steven Soderbergh or Michael Mann could pull it off.

Start a Free Trial
Get every newsletter and all of The Dispatch. Support quality, fact-based journalism. Get Started ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT? SIGN IN
Comments (308)
Join The Dispatch to participate in the comments.
Load More