2020 would work as the setting for an apocalyptic thriller when a world in turmoil desperately dispatches two scientists through a wormhole in space to a future universe where they must find a way to eradicate COVID-19 before it destroys life on earth.
The team, of course, would be a cute but brilliant young woman and an older but charming guy, who hate each other initially, but ultimately fall in love. They find the pandemic prevention prescription just in time to get through the fast-closing wormhole.
But returning to earth means their own doom from aging after having been away for centuries. Of course, it’s only a movie – so love will conquer all. While heading back to earth, they accidentally find that injecting themselves with a corona virus mutation will save them and won’t threaten life on earth for 100 years.
That scenario would be a shot in the arm for exhibition – with 100 pandemic-free years in which to play tentpoles like BLACK WIDOW (opening 5/7) and sell concessions.
For now, there’s new hope on the horizon as, with vaccines and Champagne in hand, we head into what will hopefully be a Happier & Healthier 2021!