In February it was announced that Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Gwyneth Paltrow and Laurence Fishburne had all signed up for Steven Soderbergh’s thriller Contagion, which follows an international team of doctors and scientists brought in by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) after an outbreak of a deadly virus.
No concrete release date had been set, however today Warner Bros. announced that the film will be released on October 21st 2011 in 3D.
The cast list alone is enough to get people to see the film so i’m not sure why it needs to be in 3D. But I suppose if everyone else is doing it they might as well, and Soderbergh was apparently impressed with Avatar so he may want to give it a go.
Scott Z. Burns (The Informant! and The Bourne Ultimatum) has written the script, which apparently is “terrifying”, and the film is scheduled to begin filming later this year.