Release Date: September 9, 2011 (conventional theaters and IMAX) Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Director: Steven Soderbergh Screenwriter: Scott Z. Burns Starring: Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet Genre: Thriller MPAArating: PG-13 (disturbing content and some language) Official Website:Contagionmovie.com Buy Movie Poster:One-Sheet Trailer (7.13.11):
“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.
In 2011, director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns teamed for their second movie, the viral outbreak thriller Contagion, which proved to be an even bigger hit for Warner Bros. than some predicted, opening with $22.4 million in a slow post-Labor Day weekend and grossing $140 million globally.
Last May, there were rumors that Warner Bros. and Burns wanted to make a sequel to the movie–something which Jude Law knew nothing about when we asked him a few months later.
Earlier today, our brother site, ComingSoon.net, caught up with Burns to talk about his third collaboration with Soderbergh, the pharmaceutical thriller Side Effects, also starring Law with Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta- Jones.
When we got around to asking about that Contagion sequel, he said that they’ve shifted gears a bit to possibly take the idea of the movie onto a television series.