I do enjoy a good virus movie, and one directed by Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean’s 11,12 and 13) can only mean one thing, something very very special indeed! With a rather excellent cast including Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law,Marion Cottilard, Gwyneth Paltrow and Laurence Fishburne, this is one film fastly heading to the top of the Must-See list! The film will be released in the UK October 21st.
The film follows a vicious virus which has become airborne and kills people within days. As the world panics, medical experts from all over must join together and find a cure before there is no one left. They must try and stop the world from falling into such a state of panic as all Hell, quite literally, breaks loose!
Now, I did enjoy Outbreak starring Dustin Hoffman, Morgan Freeman and Rene Russo back in 1995, but to be honest, it did have it’s moments of silliness. Considering Soderbergh’s background, hopefully this race against time thriller will be the complete apposite and be as serious as they come. Bring it on, I say! The poster follows.
By Matt Wavish