Steven Soderbergh’s highly anticipated virus thriller arrives in UK cinemas on 21st October, and this superb looking film cannot come soon enough. It boasts one of the finest casts of the year, including Matt Damon, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston and Gwyneth Paltrow. Some superb TV spots and a breathtaking trailer have all been released and you can view them here
Yahoo movies just recently released these brand new character posters and also an image from the film and you can view them all at the bottom of this post. Contagion is set to be one of the highlights of he final few months of 2011 and is perfectly timed to hopefully receive some recognition at 2012’s Oscars. Even if Contagion does not make the Oscar’s (doubtful) director Soderbergh has his Bourne-like thriller Haywire due out 20th January 2012 just in case!
Synopsis: “The pic 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.“
By Matt Wavish