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

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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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  • Danimal
    This looks incredible....but they shouldn't have hired a 5-year-old to create those title slots
    • Anonymous
      Yeah the titles really look like out of a home made movie....still, looks interesting. 
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9emWB_rrMt0 Crapola
        Aw I made them in Cinema 4d after 2 hours training on Youtube, don't diss em!
        • You Know Who
          Holy Cow Those are the best titles i have ever scene.  Danimal doesn't know what he is talking about.
          • LastB
            they should of just called it "FLU"
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1680240019 Derek Carter
      ...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!
  • Jace
    This made want to go wash my hands.
  • 4k4k
    Wilfred will be checking this one out. He likes Matt Damon.
  • Rift
    wow, looks nice. how come i've never heard of this before?
  • Traveler
    Ooooh, I like. And all those actors - fantastic! I love these types of movies when they are made well. 
  • jah p
    This looks all too real! It could really happen...
    • harm
      Well the first bird flu pandemic wiped out millions in 1912 so yeah... it could. 
  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/CGBAMEQJBGDV4MESQB2W27LKYQ joshp
    First time hearing about this, looks fantastically scary real
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tyler-Danger/100000822465362 Tyler Danger
    As long as Gwyneth Paltrow's character dies, I'll give it a go...
    • Lolnoty
      Did you watch the trailer? she died about halfway through. Was great.
      • Neuromancer
        In fact, she died in the trailer so she won't even be in the actual movie !
    • DCompose
      Did you watch the trailer?
  • Antonio
    Is that Matt Damon? Gotta watch it lol no matter what!
  • Anonymous
    i like! i like!.........what a great cast!!
  • LMA
    Love Soderbergh! Can't wait to see this!
  • Kevin
    Jesus... that's terrifying.  
  • Prowler2590
    This is like the the movie outbreak... But awesome
  • Xerxexx
    epic cast! I'm in.
  • Jtg870
    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 thoughts.....so be nice!
    • DCompose
      So basically the entire genre of zombie movies is to prepare everyone too.
      • harm
        Get your ammo ready...
      • Michael Shipley
        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.
        • Truth
          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
  • http://twitter.com/JokersHideout Conrad Williams
    oh damn......scary
  • thefutureofhollywood
    Looks good, albeit a little spoilery, but why is this movie going to be in IMAX?
  • stuffrocks
    Kind of messed up that they would reveal Paltrow's death in the trailer
    • harm
      Doesn't seem like much of a shocker since she's patient zero
  • John
    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.
    • Djscontrino
      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!
    • DCompose
      ... if she dies that early maybe she isn't a main character.
  • http://www.newlaunches.com Dhiram
    Outbreak in a modern day avatar.
    • DCompose
      Yeah I liked the part where Matt Damon rode the dragon.
  • flashkai
    Does anyone else think this looks like the Happening? **SPOILER ALERT** Its the trees!
    • A Villa88
      no just you.
  • http://twitter.com/sneakertri kwame adansi
    "no one needs to weaponize the bird flu, the birds are doing that" classic Wtf moment 
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9emWB_rrMt0 Crapola
      Those damn biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrds!
      • Djscontrino
        Alfred Hitchcock was on to something!
  • Tester
    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
  • Lamar
    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.
  • Bukgoltz
    Burns should give some credit to the non-fiction book he ripped off: Monster at the Door.  What a shitheel.
  • tir na nog
    Looks brilliant
  • http://twitter.com/Nielsen700 M.K. Nielsen
    Looks awesome.
  • Josveta
    Amazing group of actors in this! Can't wait to see the film
  • Cody W.
    Everything Damon has touched lately has been fantastic, that's beside the great cast, I'm in.
  • Arrrn
    Wasn't Gwyneth a germaphobe before? Kind of ironic she's patient zero in this movie...
  • Anonymous
    SOLD
  • Guest
    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.
  • Dnh893
    Is that Jude Law's face on the posters with 'PROPHET' underneath?

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