Thursday, September 01, 2011
I'm fascinated (read: terrified) by stories depicting viral outbreaks that threaten to kill millions. I have been since I first read The Hot Zone.
I'm also a very big fan of Steven Soderbergh.
So you can imagine how interested I am in seeing Contagion, Soderbergh's upcoming hyper-realistic film that attempts to document what the complete breakdown of global society would look like if a virus suddenly burned through humanity like wildfire.
First the trailer, for those who haven't seen it:
And a really interesting interview with screenwriter Scott Z. Burns about what went into putting the story together:
In Contention: Contagion Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns/8.31.11
Make no mistake: This is going to be the scariest movie of the year.