Two TV Spots for Contagion Spread the Message
08.09.11 by Ryan
Unlike some thrillers where a virus threatens humanity, director Steven Soderbergh's upcoming Contagion isn't about stopping the virus before it goes global, it's about how the world responds after the virus goes global. While the movie is reminiscent of apocalyptic horror movies, Contagion's airborne virus strikes at a real chord of fear, considering the recent Bird Flu and SARS scares.
Tempering the movie's extrapolation of real world issues is Contagion's enormous international ensemble, including Jude Law, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Elliott Gould and Laurence Fishburne. The first trailer for Contagion debuted last month, offering the first (and only) footage for the thriller — that is, until Warner Bros. recently released two new TV spots.
Contagion was written by Bourne Ultimatum screenwriter Scott Z. Burns and co-stars Demetri Martin (Taking Woodstock), Jennifer Ehle (The King's Speech) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad).