Steven Soderbergh (“Oceans 11”, “The Informant!”, “Traffic”) has dropped all the other projects currently in the fire to direct “Contagion” with Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Marion Cotillard all either closely orbiting or signed to star. “Contagion” was written by “Informant!” and “The Bourne Ultimatum,” screenwriter Scott Z. Burns.
“Contagion” comes together as a multi storied view of a virus outbreak told across multiple continents (we have 7). With the H1N1 virus scare so lately in the news, there have been fewer attempts to leverage the public’s fear with quality entertainment as I would have expected. Expect this puppy to start filming pretty soon. Thanks Playlist.