Friday, October 1, 2010

Soberbergh's Contagion filming underway

Filming on the Steven Soderbergh directed medical thriller Contagion, has commenced in Hong Kong. Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard and Lawrence Fishburne had already been cast but new names have been added to the already impressive cast. Also on board is Bryan Cranston, Elliot Gould, John Hawkes, Jennifer Ehle and Demetri Martin.
The premsie of the film is action-thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak. Scott Z. Burns ( The Informant )is the screenwriter.
Lensing will move to Chicago in October, and the movie will see a October 21, 2011 release date. Sound like Oscar bait ?

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !