Aside from the occasional casting update and a pretty uninspired poster, there hasn't been a whole lot to report on for Steven Soderbergh's upcoming directorial effort, 'Contagion.' But lo and behold, now we've finally got our hands on the awesome debut trailer, and we are totally on board.

From what we've gathered thus far, 'Contagion' looks to be about a woman who somehow contracts an incurable lethal virus that has its way with her and then starts spreading across the globe like wildfire. Before you know it, the human race has become an epidemic, people are bathing in Purell and wearing hazmat suits to work because everyone around them is dropping like flies, and no one from the government down knows how to stop it. But despite the insurmountable odds and the fact that planet Earth is quickly turning into one big containment zone, the woman's husband starts searching high and low for answers or a cure that will hopefully save the human race or, at the very least, his own life.

It's like 'Outbreak' mixed with 'Blindness,' and it looks pretty darn unsettling. Written by Scott Z. Burns ('The Bourne Ultimatum,' and 'The Informant!') and starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, and Bryan Cranston, we still have a couple months until its Sept. 9 release date, but the cards sure do seem to be in its favor at the moment.

Hit the jump to see the full creepy trailer for yourselves.


Regardless of the movie, if Soderbergh's involved, we're looking forward it. That said, we're very interested to see how he takes to something that looks awfully close to a horror movie. Then again, kind of a natural progression considering that he's tackled almost every other genre out there.

What do you guys think of 'Contagion?'