According to Steven Soderbergh, there won’t be many more photos like this in the future.
I heard something about this a few weeks ago, but didn’t pay much attention to it. But if Steven Soderbergh is going to talk to the NFL Network, well, then I have to take notice.
According to Deadline, Soderbergh, in an NFL Network podcast with Rich Eisen, described his plans for his last few films before going into retirement. He has two completed movies, the action espionage “Haywire” with mixed martial arts star Gina Carano and “Contagion,” with an all-star cast that includes Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard and Jude Law. Then he plans to make “Liberace” with Michael Douglas and then possibly end it all with ”The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”
As Deadline’s Mike Fleming points out, it might be instructive that he gave this info to the NFL Network, because this could be the beginning of a Brett Favre-like retirement saga, meaning a retirement, followed by a comeback, followed by a retirement, followed by a comeback, and so on, and so on… (Bill Parcells would be another NFL comparable).
What do you think? Is Soderbergh–who is, by the way, a fairly young man–really done? Or do you think he’ll be back in the director’s chair in a few years? I predict he’ll start sneaking in with a few scripts written under a thinly disguised pseudonym. Then we know he was his own cinematographer, so maybe he’ll pop up as the DP on some friend’s movie (he usually credits himself as “Peter Andrews”). Then next thing ou know, he’ll have his own project going. And since I like his work most of the time–or if I don’t always like it, I find I can at least respect it–I hope it all plays out something like that.