Celebrated director Steven Soderbergh
said he will be retiring from film making sooner rather than later. It appears one of the last movies from the man behind works like Oceans Eleven
will be a tribute to Spring 1995. In the pandemic thriller Contagion
, Matt Damon
leads an all-star cast including Gwyneth Paltrow
, Laurence Fishburne
and Jude Law
that centers on a global panic spurred by bird flu.
Indeed, the lethal airborne virus kills within days -- prompting the worldwide medical community to race to find a cure before the virus takes everyone out of the game. Did I mention that chaos ensues, too?
Now if the synopsis and the above trailer sound familiar, congratulations: You obviously remember the movie Outbreak
The only difference between the films are the faces and the animal behind the deadline virus. Outbreak
had a monkey and Contagion
has a bird. I’m sure the movie might prove to be entertaining given the talent on and off the screen, but you’ve got to be a donkey not to notice the similarities.
Check out the trailer below.