The film 'Contagion' that released way back in 2011 has become the talk of the town these days. The reason is obvious. It has similarities to the current threat - COVID-19
Contagion' that released on September 09, 2011, fared average at the Box Office but the downloads are adding up to a record now! Recently it was ranked 9 in the all-time downloads list of Apple iTunes. The movie is even available on Amazon Prime Video and is being streamed in millions across the globe.
Contagion is directed by Steven Soderbergh and has stars like Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Kate Winslet. Today's situations have rightly resembled in the movie which has the same theme of COVID-19 outbreak. In the film, the virus also breaks out in a Chinese city and then spreads to other places like Hong Kong and kills people. The severity shown in the film is much more then COVID-19.
The Screenwriter of the film, Scott Z. Burns revealed recently that, "it was his three years of research and meetings with clinical researchers and doctors like Larry Briant and bioscientists that shaped up the film. I have spent a whole lot of time on how it would be if a virus outbreaks from an animal and how the human race could resist it? Lot of time and research was made to shape it into the film Contagion."
As there are many similarities with the Contagion and Coronavirus, the movie is garnering huge views on the Internet and the director's work is now appreciated for his intellect
SOURCE : TUPAKI