The First Trailer For Soderberg’s Contagion Drops

Oh how I love a good global pandemic movie. Films like “Outbreak” just bring a smile to my face for some reason. I’m not going to delve into that aspect of my personality too deeply, I might not like what I find. Needless to say, I’ve been eagerly anticipating Steven Soderberg’s next film, “Contagion”. Not only is it about a worldwide epidemic, it has a hell of a fancy-pants cast, including Matt Damon, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet, Lawrence Fishburne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bryan Cranston, and more. There are a lot of Oscars decorating the mantels of this cast.

Warner Bros. has now released the first official trailer for “Contagion”. Initially it looks like a reboot of “Outbreak”, but as things unfold, as the situation becomes increasingly dire, the true scale of the epidemic becomes clear, and things move to a whole new level.

Here is a synopsis:

“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 not just about the spread of a disease, it is about the collapse of civilization in the aftermath of a viral outbreak. In that manner the story resembles a disaster movie, and even shares some DNA with post-apocalyptic movies. I was pretty excited before this look at “Contagion”, but now, damn.

The infection spreads September 9th.

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Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight

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  • Robdealer

    outbreak anyone?

    • Covax

      Meets The Stand.

      Still, cast & cinematography raises it past TDV schlock.

      • Dedpool

        Yeah that’s what I was thinking too except we won’t get any supernatural twist or anything.

    • Covax

      Meets The Stand.

      Still, cast & cinematography raises it past TDV schlock.