Scott Z Burns
Last year Warner Brothers proved that you don't need ghosts, killers, or monsters to make a truly frightening movie. Steven Soderbergh's Contagion did a fine job of adding an unhealthy dose of paranoia to our lives, and it's not stopping there.
If you missed out on Contagion when it was in theatres, here's your chance to right that wrong. It really doesn't get much more frightening and real than this, kids, and early next year the sickness spreads its way home.
Contagion definitely has more star power than just about any other genre film released this year, but if we've learned anything over the years, it's that Trembles isn't one to be swayed by high-power actors. Let's see what he thought of this Steven Soderbergh helmed film starring the likes of Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Jennifer Ehle, Laurence Fishburne, Chin Han, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Winslet.
The lethally contagious new movie Contagion has finally arrived in theaters so we put together this neat package of our past coverage to help you decide if you'll want to spend the weekend watching the all-star cast coughing and hacking away.
Even though we had been showing you folks video interviews from Contagion's cast and crew this the past few days, you can bet we have even more goodies up our sleeves. This time we have almost 20 minutes worth of behind-the-scenes videos that you film geeks can dig into. But before you do, be sure to check out our Contagion review.
Press Conference Highlights: Steven Soderbergh, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jennifer Ehle and Scott Burns Talk Contagion
In Contagion (review here), director Steven Soderbergh explores what might happen if a highly-contagious and deadly virus began to spread in today's ultra-connected society which taps into a primal fear that is far scarier than anything Jason Voorhees or Freddy Krueger could possibly throw your way. After all, you can't shoot a virus six times or stab it to death.
For the upcoming Warner Bros. thriller Contagion (review here), writer Scott Z. Burns knew that crafting a script around a global pandemic would be no small feat when he started working on the project back in early 2010. Dread Central caught up with Burns, who is collaborating with Steven Soderbergh for the fourth time, during a recent press day to talk to the writer about his experiences working with the acclaimed filmmaker in an effort to create a realistic and terrifying portrait of how one disease can instantly change people's lives forever.