After a footage preview this morning, we now have the first full-length trailer for Steven Soderbergh‘s multi-narrative weaving tale of outbreak, Contagion. Matt Damon seems to be the most prominent thread, as he is joined by a cast including Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hawkes, and Kate Winslet. The production value seems a bit lower compared to a big Hollywood effort, which may make for a more personal tale. It’s also interesting to note that this film will indeed be headed to IMAX after some rumors. That can be seen in the poster below, after the trailer via Apple. With a release this week, I’d assume it will be attached to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, next to WB’s The Dark Knight Rises teaser, all three in IMAX.
“Contagion” follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.
Scripted by Scott Z. Burns, Contagion hits IMAX theaters September 9th, 2011. Soderbergh will then follow it up in January with his action thriller Haywire.
What do you think of the first trailer for Soderbergh’s next film?
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