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Soderbergh's Contagion infects Damon, Law, Cotillard and Winslet?

02.08.2010
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You never know what's up with filmmaker Steven Soderbergh. One minute he's talking about retirement, the next he's shooting an action movie (KNOCKOUT) and planning a big virus thriller with top-shelf talent.

Soderbergh's upcoming project CONTAGION has spread the bug to Oscar-worthy humans like Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard and Soderbergh's semi-regular collaborator Matt Damon.

The script from Scott Z. Burns (THE INFORMANT!, THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM) is apparently crackling with flesh-wrecking goodness, and is described as a character-jumping narrative like Soderbergh's award-winner TRAFFIC, but with a global pandemic instead of narcotic proliferation. If it also had zombies, I'd be in heaven.

Soderbergh plans to shoot in the fall, probably before the next flu season hits. The real question is, can it possibly improve on OUTBREAK, or the modern classic TV movie "Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America"? Have faith. But get your shots.

Extra Tidbit: A sneeze scene in THE INFORMANT! supposedly set Burns and Soderbergh to work on their virus story, but they put it aside when the swine flu panic first began.
Source: Playlist

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10:58AM on 02/09/2010

More good news today!

While I'm a little disappointed that Soderbergh's Liberace film is getting pushed back, this project more than makes up for it. This sounds like it could be the project that reignites Soderbergh's career and give him the motivation to keep at it and not go quietly into that good night.
While I'm a little disappointed that Soderbergh's Liberace film is getting pushed back, this project more than makes up for it. This sounds like it could be the project that reignites Soderbergh's career and give him the motivation to keep at it and not go quietly into that good night.
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3:15AM on 02/09/2010

All hail Soderbergh.

Soderbergh can do anyhing. I love that he's so unpredicable with his movie choices and that he's always mixin' it up. And only can talented directors like Soderbergh assemble top-flight talent such as Cotillard, Law, Damon, and Winslet. Cannot wait for this!
Soderbergh can do anyhing. I love that he's so unpredicable with his movie choices and that he's always mixin' it up. And only can talented directors like Soderbergh assemble top-flight talent such as Cotillard, Law, Damon, and Winslet. Cannot wait for this!
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1:28AM on 02/09/2010
Speaking of Matt Damon in Soderbergh films...did anyone catch his cameo in Che: Part 2? It totally caught me by surprise.
Speaking of Matt Damon in Soderbergh films...did anyone catch his cameo in Che: Part 2? It totally caught me by surprise.
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1:20AM on 02/09/2010
Him and Matt Damon are everywhere now...which is a GOOD thing...very good thing
Him and Matt Damon are everywhere now...which is a GOOD thing...very good thing
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10:51PM on 02/08/2010

SCREAM 4

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5:04AM on 02/09/2010
can I ask why you reply with scream 4 in all the articles?
can I ask why you reply with scream 4 in all the articles?
10:41PM on 02/08/2010
I love movies about disastrous infections and the apocalypse. Bring it on.
I love movies about disastrous infections and the apocalypse. Bring it on.
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