Warner Brothers has released the first trailer for CONTAGION, a Steven Soderbergh bio-thriller about an influenza strain gone virally rogue that will open Sept. 9. Quoting from the movie’s website:
“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.
Delicious exchange from the trailer (zinger response from Laurence Fishburne):
“Someone doesn’t have to weaponize bird flu. The birds are doing that.”
Here’s the trailer. You are made of stern stuff if it doesn’t make you want to wash your hands. (I’ll be over here in the corner, rubbing mine together in scary-disease glee.)