Must Watch: First Thrilling Trailer for Steven Soderbergh's 'Contagion'

July 13, 2011
Source: Apple

Contagion Trailer

No one is immune to fear. Warner Bros has released the first trailer via Apple for Steven Soderbergh's virus thriller Contagion, and damn does this look like a good one. The film has a great cast: Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston, Jude Law, John Hawkes and more. It's about a virus outbreak that's spreading across the world and the team of CDC doctors involved in fighting it. This definitely reminds me of Outbreak, but with a totally different sensibility thanks to Soderbergh's filmmaking, which I love to watch. It looks quite scary, can't wait to see it!

Watch the first official trailer for Steven Soderbergh's Contagion via Apple:

You can also watch the new Contagion trailer in High Defintion on Apple

An upcoming action-thriller that centers on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak and prevent it from destroying the world.

Contagion is directed by Oscar winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, of great films like The Limey, Erin Brockovich, Traffic, Oceans 11 - 13, Solaris, The Good German, Che, The Girlfriend Experience and The Informant!. The screenplay was written by Scott Z. Burns, of The Bourne Ultimatum, The Informant! and Notes on Lying. Warner Bros is bringing Contagion to theaters + IMAX starting September 9th this fall.

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Reader Feedback - 53 Comments


This looks incredible....but they shouldn't have hired a 5-year-old to create those title slots

Danimal on Jul 14, 2011


Yeah the titles really look like out of a home made movie....still, looks interesting. 

Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011


Aw I made them in Cinema 4d after 2 hours training on Youtube, don't diss em!

Crapola on Jul 14, 2011


Holy Cow Those are the best titles i have ever scene.  Danimal doesn't know what he is talking about.

You Know Who on Jul 14, 2011


they should of just called it "FLU"

LastB on Jul 16, 2011


...hey i was the guy who made the title sequence, and i spent a lot of time creating those for people so the movie would look interesting... do you know how long it takes to do something in after affects when your watching the tutorial simultaneously??? God, you people are insensitive!

Derek Carter on Jul 14, 2011


This made want to go wash my hands.

Jace on Jul 14, 2011


Wilfred will be checking this one out. He likes Matt Damon.

4k4k on Jul 14, 2011


wow, looks nice. how come i've never heard of this before?

Rift on Jul 14, 2011


Ooooh, I like. And all those actors - fantastic! I love these types of movies when they are made well. 

Traveler on Jul 14, 2011


This looks all too real! It could really happen...

jah p on Jul 14, 2011


Well the first bird flu pandemic wiped out millions in 1912 so yeah... it could. 

harm on Jul 14, 2011


First time hearing about this, looks fantastically scary real

joshp on Jul 14, 2011


As long as Gwyneth Paltrow's character dies, I'll give it a go...

Tyler Danger on Jul 14, 2011


Did you watch the trailer? she died about halfway through. Was great.

Lolnoty on Jul 14, 2011


In fact, she died in the trailer so she won't even be in the actual movie !

Neuromancer on Jul 15, 2011


Did you watch the trailer?

DCompose on Jul 14, 2011


Is that Matt Damon? Gotta watch it lol no matter what!

Antonio on Jul 14, 2011


i like! i like!.........what a great cast!!

Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011


Love Soderbergh! Can't wait to see this!

LMA on Jul 14, 2011


Jesus... that's terrifying.  

Kevin on Jul 14, 2011


This is like the the movie outbreak... But awesome

Prowler2590 on Jul 14, 2011


epic cast! I'm in.

Xerxexx on Jul 14, 2011


So they made a movie about what the FEDS have been planning for years now. Contingency plans have been made,bills have been drafted for this very scenario, F.E.M.A has been structured around this very thing to happen and they made a FN movie about it. I dont like the word conspiracy theory cause its really more like conspiracy realist....these type of ppl see the world in which most are blind too. So that being said I almost think this movie had been placed to show the public what will or could be coming soon so its not much of a shock when it happens. I know I'll still be scared as hell no matter if Ive seen a film about it or not. Thats my be nice!

Jtg870 on Jul 14, 2011


So basically the entire genre of zombie movies is to prepare everyone too.

DCompose on Jul 14, 2011


Get your ammo ready...

harm on Jul 14, 2011


I don't think the feds want to kill us but they DO want to scare us. The big corps, including the banks led by the Federal Reserve, who owns the government and have successfully bankrupted this country, could definitely be behind these types movies that try to scare you into the loving arms of the government, who will "take care" of you. If you don't believe it, wake up, your the zombie.

Michael Shipley on Jul 15, 2011


yep all too real, they are planning to do something!! nowadays viruses are man-made. the last scene was like if the viewer (you) is infected...And it's coming out on Sept 9 2011..... ppl don't do there research so they criticise, it's easier

Truth on Jul 15, 2011


oh damn......scary

Conrad Williams on Jul 14, 2011


Looks good, albeit a little spoilery, but why is this movie going to be in IMAX?

thefutureofhollywood on Jul 14, 2011


Kind of messed up that they would reveal Paltrow's death in the trailer

stuffrocks on Jul 14, 2011


Doesn't seem like much of a shocker since she's patient zero

harm on Jul 14, 2011


To mirror what some people have said: there are two unnecessary things about this trailer/movie. First, why is this in IMAX (even though I love IMAX and enjoy the experience, it just doesn't seem like it will utilize it). Two, why would they reveal a main character's death in the trailer? I understand to drill the moment to the audience, and even if it happens early in the movie... WTF?  With all that said, I am still very excited to see this. It seems horrifically realistic.

John on Jul 14, 2011


I think they are trying to instill in the viewer that no character is safe and that this movie will likely kill alot of the characters. I was shocked at the fact she was killed in the trailer too and because that was so different it made me want to see this film as I dont think it will be your typical hollywood plot. Sometimes there arent happy endings and maybe this is one of those films!

Djscontrino on Jul 14, 2011


... if she dies that early maybe she isn't a main character.

DCompose on Jul 14, 2011


Outbreak in a modern day avatar.

Dhiram on Jul 14, 2011


Yeah I liked the part where Matt Damon rode the dragon.

DCompose on Jul 14, 2011


Does anyone else think this looks like the Happening? **SPOILER ALERT** Its the trees!

flashkai on Jul 14, 2011


no just you.

A Villa88 on Jul 14, 2011


"no one needs to weaponize the bird flu, the birds are doing that" classic Wtf moment 

kwame adansi on Jul 14, 2011


Those damn biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrds!

Crapola on Jul 14, 2011


Alfred Hitchcock was on to something!

Djscontrino on Jul 15, 2011


Seen this before, but it does look great + great cast. But for the love of god, do these trailers have to be sooooo damn long and give so much away !!!!   I just saw Horrible Bosses, and although a pretty good movie, most of the movie was given away in the trailer

Tester on Jul 14, 2011


When she was saying that people touch their face 3 or 4 times a minute, I touching MY FACE. That. Is. Scary. Anybody else feel the need to wash their hands.

Lamar on Jul 14, 2011


Burns should give some credit to the non-fiction book he ripped off: Monster at the Door.  What a shitheel.

Bukgoltz on Jul 14, 2011


Looks brilliant

tir na nog on Jul 14, 2011


Looks awesome.

M.K. Nielsen on Jul 14, 2011


Amazing group of actors in this! Can't wait to see the film

Josveta on Jul 15, 2011


Everything Damon has touched lately has been fantastic, that's beside the great cast, I'm in.

Cody W. on Jul 15, 2011


Wasn't Gwyneth a germaphobe before? Kind of ironic she's patient zero in this movie...

Arrrn on Jul 15, 2011



Anonymous on Jul 15, 2011


Finally a decent plain simple outbreak movie about a deadly virus that does not turn people into zombies, nor make them blind, nor make them kill themselves.

Guest on Jul 19, 2011


Is that Jude Law's face on the posters with 'PROPHET' underneath?

Dnh893 on Jul 22, 2011

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