As Corova Virus has hit the world hard, Steven Soderbergh’s medical thriller Contagion is being watched all across the world 9 years post its release. Read on…
As Corona Virus is reaching the other parts of the world after it outgrew in China, it has become a major major threat to people’s lives across the globe and is one of the most solid concerns right now for the human-race. But do you know that Hollywood predicted about this deadly virus way back in 2011? Yes, you read it right! Contagion is a 2011 American medical action thriller film which was directed by Steven Soderbergh. Its ensemble cast includes Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, and Jennifer Ehle. The plot concerned the spread of a virus transmitted by fomites, attempts by medical researchers and public health officials to identify and contain the disease, the loss of social order in a pandemic, and finally the introduction of a vaccine to halt its spread. Does that sound familiar to you?
The movie has went on to become viral 9 years post its release and is currently the most watched movie on iTunes and many other such platforms. It has made it’s place in the top 10 rented movies as well. In an earlier interview, the director of the film, Steven had said,
“We’re not trying to scare people that they’re all going to die. We’re trying to scare people that you can do something. It was very deliberately designed to be a cautionary film. We got the science right.”
The audience is loving the film as they also might be trying to take away something crucial from the movie so as to aid them in their precautions against the Corona Virus. Well, we are not very surprised to see the movie getting such a fantastic response after almost a decade. In the past also, movies which happen to have a similar background with something what have shook the world have rose to immense popularity overnight.