Steven Soderbergh Fast Tracks Thriller Contagion

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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.

Author: endymion

Endy is a slightly mangy and gristly citizen of the Great White North. He loves movies big time. How big? In Canada, back in the old days in the ice city where he lived, there would just be one theatre that would be allowed to show any given movie. Some of these theatres were not the giganto-plex or mall theatres that we know and love today. No no, these were the kind of theatres where you had to wait Outside to see a movie. When a big moving picture would open in these single theatres, beaver pelt sporting fellas like Endy would have to wait outside in line for hours while fighting off the human hankering giant Polar Bear or packs of Endy knawing timber wolves. Endy is a dedicated movie watcher. Otherwise, Endy loves him a good Moose jerky, football teams with manly names like the Steelers or Vikings and the thawing embrace of his fine German woman. All these things are good. But you know what is best.