Out of relatively nowhere comes Steven Soderbergh’s sci-fi thriller Contagion. Similar in tone to 28 Days Later (just sans the Zed heads) this film shows what happens to society in the face of fear. Hmmm, I though Soderbergh was done with Hollywood and planning to retire if he “saw one more over the shoulder shot“. Ah well a filmmaker as good as he he can never really leave the game can he? And thank God for that, right? So before you have a look, let me warn you that this trailer is totally spoiler-heavy and gives us more than probably should be reveald in the very first trailer. So choose wisely…
Focusing on the primal and crippling component of the human psyche, Contagion shows that fear can literally tear us apart. This takes films like Outbreak, Right At Your Door, The Crazies, even The Rock (to an extent) to a whole new level. The scariest thing about any pandemic film is that, zombies not withstanding, it can happen.
Starring an impressive cast including Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bryan Cranston, Jude Law and Laurence Fishburne Contagion is set for release this fall on September 9, 2011.
What do you think? Anyone like it so far? Anyone put off (or not put off) by this spoiler heavy trailer??