You’d be forgiven for having a deja-vu moment; this is basically their character posters glued together. Amongst all the tea-stains, the poster is flush with reputable names; Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, and Gwyneth Paltrow as the human petri dish that starts it all. From the looks of the trailer Damon is the lead, dealing with the death of his wife Paltrow, whilst also trying to save their children from the disease that killed her, as it sweeps across the globe. Commence the usual evacuations and shots of deserted cities, whilst the rest of cast act as various suits, who try to quell the terror.
Naturally, it’s garnered a number of comparisons to Outbreak, but will hopefully prove to be a much classier version. Lord knows Hollywood has plenty of practice when it comes to disaster movies, so that should make perfect.
The film spreads on September 9th. Plenty of time to buy some extra Calpol.