With director Steven Soderbergh still threatening to retire at some point in the next few years, it makes every single one of his upcoming movies seem that much more important. If he does go through with these plans, he will be going out on a handful of genre films — hey, he might as well have fun doing it! Contagion is the first one to hit theatres this fall, and it is a thriller that revolves around a deadly viral outbreak. The script was written by Scott Z. Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Informant!).
While I think that the rash of zombie films over the past few years has probably conditioned people to expect some sort of twist from this film, I’m actually pretty excited about a straight up virus thriller. The fantastic cast includes Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lawrence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston. If that’s not enough to sell you on it, I don’t know what more you need! This trailer has me completely hooked, and I, for one, can’t wait to see it. Contagion hits theatres on September 9th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.