The trailer for Steven Soderbergh directed Contagion made its way online tonight. The most interesting thing about the film is the amount of well-known actors that are in this film; Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Ehle, John Hawkes, Elliot Gould, and Sanaa Lathan. While it looks like good thriller, it reminds one of I Am Legend, Outbreak, and other mass-casualty disease films. I am hoping there is something original in this film to set it apart from the others.
“”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.”
Contagion is in theatres September 9, 2011.