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Monday, November 8, 2010

Contagion related shooting reported near Waukegan lakefront, Amstutz Expressway closed. Two government Black Hawk helicopters overhead this afternoon.

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Steven Soderbergh's thriller “Contagion” is expected to be released in October of 2011. Film crews today shot action scenes of Black Hawk helicopters zooming along the Amstutz, a very popular piece of highway with filmmakers because it is low-use (part of an incomplete project, it goes nowhere and is only used for local traffic). Film crews should be finished shooting by 6:00 AM tomorrow and the expressway reopened to public.

Only two things could get me to the theater for yet another “OMG, WE ALL GONNA DIE” mutant killer virus movie; Steven Soderbergh has the talent to make it less cliché than all of the others, and Laurence Fishburne NEVER fails in any role.

As awesome as they are to see, I have to say that it is a bit unnerving to have a pair of Black Hawks thunder low over my house.

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2 comments:

Arthur B. Burnett said...

Greetings from Texas,
Black Hawks workout over HomePlace quite often. I enjoy watching them, but when I think of the thermal targeting systems and the weapons they aim...
There are days I wish that stuff was Science Fiction.

Wilson said...

I'm a big fan of Soderbergh, my favorite is The Limey (wonder why). Can't wait for this one, sounds like it's going to be great!