It’s 2019 – and on the Chicago set of Utopia, Gillian Flynn is getting ready to predict the future.
“I think we all feel like we’re right on the edge of this crisis,” the Gone Girl author, now adapting Channel 4’s acclaimed 2013 sci-fi thriller for a US audience, tells RadioTimes.com and other press.
“Unfortunately, in the past six years, I have become the go-to person for all my friends and family to send any link that’s about the end of the world. Global warming, overpopulation, fires in the west… every morning it’s like I wake up and go ‘Oh my god, why, why why…’.”
Months on, we know how right she was – but surprisingly, the real danger was a little closer to home. Months before coronavirus became a dirty word, before anybody knew how to social distance or had endured a Zoom quiz (or forty), Flynn’s Utopia script was already preparing a tale of a mysterious flu virus, …