Tag: contagion

2010 May 15

Soderbergh’s “Contagion” contaminates 2011 in 3D!

Warner Bros. Pictures has announced a slew of movies they will be readying for release in 2011, setting tentative release dates between April and December of next year.

The biggest announcement among them is that Steven Soderbergh will be releasing his virus thriller Contagion, starring Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Marion Cotillard in 3D on October 21, 2011. Having spoken with Soderbergh about 3D this time last year, he told ComingSoon.net how he had been suitably impressed when he was given an early sneak peek at James Cameron’s Avatar, so it isn’t too big a surprise that he has decided to give it a go with his next big movie.

Source: ComingSoon.net

2010 Apr 01

“Contagion” characters have been named!

The casting for the much anticipated Contagion has finally been revealed!

Jude Law will play blogger Alan Krumwiede, Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow will play husband and wife, Beth and Thomas Emhoff. Beth is one of the first to catch the virus, while her husband Thomas, seems mysteriously immunized against it. Meanwhile, Marion Cotillard will be based in the skin of Dr. Leonora Orantes. Finally, Kate will play Dr. Erin Mears, the colleague of Dr. Ellis Cheever, played by Laurence Fishburne.

For more information, click on the link below:

The Playlist: Details on Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion virus film, including who plays who

2010 Mar 11

Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion” plot details revealed

I’d like to tell you that I was running through an alley with my IESB cohorts after uncovering a Golden Ticket in a Wonka Bar and we were stopped by Slugworth who gave us a classified file containing plot details from the Scott Z. Burns penned script Contagion. That isn’t what happened, but we’ll go with that to establish some street cred for IESB.

To referesh your memory, Contagion is about a killer virus outbreak that spans the globe. If you remember this script was one of the hottest topics in the screenwriting world in February, before WB ended up with distribution and is now co-financing the project with Participant Media on a budget of 60 million.

The Scott Z. Burns penned script already has Steven Soderbergh attached to direct along with an all star cast including: Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, and Jude Law. Law just recently came out and discussed his character with Coming Soon, “I play a kind of unbridled blogger who’s a sort of scaremonger,” IESB can confirm that the character’s name is “Krumweide” and he has quite an obsession with conspiracy theories.

We have been told by our good friend “Slugworth” that the story throws you right into the very early stages of this killer virus. Here is his breakdown that he wrote for us on the back of my Wonka’s Whipple Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight wrapper.

Continue reading Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion” plot details revealed

2010 Feb 18

Paltrow, Fishburne Join Stellar “Contagion” Cast

Gwyneth Paltrow and Laurence Fishburne are joining the star-studded ensemble of Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion.

I try to avoid simply listing cast members of a film, but this one bears repeating: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, and now these two. Sure, Soderbergh has put together brilliant casts before, specifically on the Ocean’s trilogy, but this mix of Hollywood talent is incredible.

According to the Playlist, most of the actors will be playing members of a medical team brought in by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) after a deadly virus outbreak. A few of them may even be hopping on planes to help other parts of the world, which fits with previous reports that the story would play out over four continents.

Deadline is reporting Warner Bros has snatched up the rights to the film and will co-finance with Participant Media on the $60 million budget. They won the bidding war over Twilight studio Summit Entertainment, among others. It was a quick acquisition since Soderbergh only recently shifted his focus to this instead of a Liberace biopic with Damon and Michael Douglas. He’s also in production on the film Knockout already about an elite black ops military team.

Source: News in Film

2010 Feb 18

Warner Brothers Infected by Soderberg’s “Contagion”

Well. That didn’t take very long at all, did it? Who would have thought that a movie directed by Steven Soderberg that will feature Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, and Matt Damon would be acquired so quickly by a big studio?!?

Deadline|Hollywood reports tonight that after a truly heavy bidding war with several different studios including the likes of the Twilight cash-infused Summit Entertainment, Warner Brothers were the one’s who won the cinema prize and they can now proudly call the upcoming film Contagion theirs.

As stated before details concerning the film’s plot aren’t in abundance, but we do know that the story centers on an outbreak of a deadly disease and that the film will have many different plot strings just like Soderberg’s award-winning effort Traffic.

Source: Dread Central

2010 Feb 16

Gwyneth Paltrow Joins Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Contagion’

Steven Soderbergh’s virus-outbreak action-thriller Contagion looks to be going from A-list casting to well, more A-list casting.

After the Scott Z. Burns script was recently prioritized over all other Soderbergh projects (Liberace for one), the film is evidently attracting major interest at the European Film Market as “several bidders have offered greenlight commitments.” A $60 million budget is already being mentioned.

Continue reading Gwyneth Paltrow Joins Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Contagion’