01 September 2011 1076 Views

Warner Bros.’ “Contagion” Finally Goes Viral

by Dan Koelsch

Just when we thought that Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion missed a great viral opportunity (pun intended), it turns out Warner Bros. and Participant Media had just decided to go a different route. They instead used the Participant Media-owned Take Part website to create an interactive experience for fans. Get the details after the break.

The studios behind the film created a Social Action Campaign “with the goal of raising awareness through popular entertainment.” Check out the site TakePart.com/Contagion to see the following features.

  • Interactive “Health Map” : a view of virus outbreaks around the world and near YOU, in REAL-TIME
  • Pandemic Infographics : a visual showcase of five pandemics (H1N1, Cholera, Smallpox, HIV/AIDS, Spanish Flu) that changed the world
  • Virus Hunters : exclusive video interviews with experts who study the infectious agents that could lead to future pandemics
  • Pandemic Games : fast facts, quizzes and a Facebook game about how easily viruses can be spread, pandemic prevention, preparedness, response, resources, curing and containing, eradication and spread.



Contagion, written by Scott Z. Burns and starring Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, and Jude Law, is an action-thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak. The films opens September 9th and you can follow on Facebook.



New

Pedro Pascal joins STAR WARS. Here is why that makes Great Sense
14 November 2018
Pedro Pascal joins STAR WARS. Here is why that makes Great Sense

May interest You

NICK CLEMENT IN THE VIRAL VAULT CONTAGION KATE WINSLET AND GWYNETH PALTROW GO VIRAL LITERALLY
09 November 2015
NICK CLEMENT IN THE VIRAL VAULT CONTAGION KATE WINSLET AND GWYNETH PALTROW GO VIRAL LITERALLY
Warner Bros. Grows Bacteria Billboard For “Contagion”
09 September 2011
Warner Bros. Grows Bacteria Billboard For “Contagion”
Did A ‘Contagion’ Viral Quit Before It Started?
31 August 2011
Did A ‘Contagion’ Viral Quit Before It Started?

Popular

HENRY CAVILL OUT as SUPERMAN? TOM HIDDLESTON set to replace him?
12 September 2018
HENRY CAVILL OUT as SUPERMAN? TOM HIDDLESTON set to replace him?
TOM HIDDLESTON On Course to Write AND Direct BOND 25?
16 September 2018
TOM HIDDLESTON On Course to Write AND Direct BOND 25?

Tags