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Warner Bros Planning "Contagion" Sequel

Posted: May 11th, 2012 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Warner Bros Planning "Contagion" SequelSubmit Comment
Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion" had an incredible cast, comprised of Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet and Bryan Cranston. Unfortunately the film barely made back its $60 million budget domestically.

Overall, it grossed $135 million globally and has an 84% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. Usually that's not enough to warrant a sequel. But according to OnTheGird, the studio is pushing forward with "Contagion 2" and is already looking for writers.

Scott Z. Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum), who wrote the original film, will serve only as a producer on the sequel. No word if Soderbergh or any of the original cast-members will return. Once a writer is announced, we'll immediately know if the studio is planning a theatrical sequel or a straight-to-DVD one.

Source: ItsOnTheGrid


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sm00th_eskimo writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 8:44:44 PM

This movie was decent but not sure a sequel is necessary!!
minkowski writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 8:53:01 PM

Yeah, that's not necessary. The first was fine, but it was a clinical instructional on how sh*t can get virally f*cked up, realistically, and not another nascent 28 Days Later-like franchise you can whore out, but thanks for the thought. *ssholes.
KillerCOck writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 8:53:43 PM

Aside from style Most Soderbergh movies are Waste!
bandolero999 writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 9:14:48 PM

except for Traffic and the Che movies.
Big_Daddy writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 10:38:32 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong gentleman,


but this would be the first direct to DVD sequel with that much star power in the first?
minkowski writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 11:03:27 PM

The entire original cast will be replaced with Twilight and Glee second-stringers, big_daddy.
pornfly writes:
on May 12th, 2012 at 12:18:29 AM

Lindsay is patient zero and she doesnt wash her hands and there is a hand sanitizer shortage because all the kids are usin it to get drunk
Avirex writes:
on May 12th, 2012 at 2:32:51 AM

This movie was complete sh*t just like the other 20 movies a year Soderbergh has been mass producing.
Jakey Nightmare writes:
on May 12th, 2012 at 3:39:16 AM

lol star of the movie was the bat taking a sh*t
Doc Gonzo writes:
on May 12th, 2012 at 3:51:59 AM

I watched it while being sick. Not the best idea I ever had... but the first one was pretty good and I wonder what the second one will be about? Contagion 2 - Revenge of Super-AIDS?
EarOne writes:
on May 12th, 2012 at 9:51:21 AM

WHY...???
minkowski writes:
on May 12th, 2012 at 3:49:16 PM

I thought they already made a sequel to this film. It was called Resident Evil.
cress writes:
on May 12th, 2012 at 9:12:12 PM

Why? The first was a visual manual for how sh*t would probably go down. It was decent enough but a sequel is unnecessary. It was definitely better, imo, than Soderberghs' last film--Haywire. Someone should reel him in. Everything post-Traffic is his quirky take on a genre. The Oceans films were "enablers" of sorts to the current style of his filmmaking. I never cared for the Ocean films.
CelluloidMan writes:
on May 13th, 2012 at 1:04:33 AM

Doubt Soderbergh will be involved since he's already in his countdown of movies before he supposedly retires, therefore, I doubt you'll the whole cast again. Anyway, didn't most die in the movie?

Sodebergh has that ability to bring in an almost all A List cast.

Proof? How many directors do you know brings in an unknown as the female protagonist, padding her with big Hollywood names like in HAYWIRE. All Soderbergh.

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