When the end of civilization comes…it will look a lot like this.
Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh has lately been making small independent films. For his return to mainstream films he has chosen an ensemble thriller about a life threatening virus spreading out of control.
Essentially it’s a zombie film…without the zombies.
The premise to Contagion is terrifying. Perhaps what’s most terrifying is that it could potentially come to pass. What the premise and the trailer to the film illustrates so well is that when the ship goes down…it’s not going to be pretty. It’s going to be quick, ugly, and disturbing. Humanity will not handle the situation with class and dignity, but rather with paranoia, violence and unimaginable in-humanity.
Soderberg was able to assemble an all-star cast full of academy award winners and nominees. So obviously the script is very good.
Contagion stars Matt Damon,Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Laurence Fishburne. The film is scheduled for release September 9, 2011. It is directed by academy award winning director Steven Soderbergh.
Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart