Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has been "retired" from directing features since 2013, after he made the thriller Side Effects and the HBO TV movie Behind the Candelabra. Last night, reports from Variety and Deadline surfaced that claimed the filmmaker is coming out of his film directorial retirement with a project entitled Lucky Logan, which reportedly has Channing Tatum and Michael Shannon attached to star.
The original Variety story claimed that the project was actually titled Hillbilly Heist, and that Channing Tatum is starring with Matt Damon. That report was updated/corrected after Deadline revealed that the movie is actually called Lucky Logan, and that the two leads are actually Channing Tatum and Michael Shannon. Regardless of the title and the lead actors, no story details have surfaced, and it isn't known who wrote the screenplay. Variety's sources claim that the director recently got his hands on the screenplay and quickly fell in love with the premise.Read More
While it may be some time before we see a new film from "retired" director Steven Soderbergh, his latest experiment on the website Extension765.com may be the closest thing we get. The filmmaker posted a new black and white "silent" cut of the 1981 classic Raiders of the Lost Ark, which has absolutely no dialogue, but does feature music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross scores for The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Earlier this year, he cut together mash-ups of both the original version of Psycho and the 1998 remake on the website.
Click on the image below to watch the 115-minute video in its entirety, then take a look at Steven Soderbergh's statement about why he made Raiders of the Lost Ark a silent film.Read More
Starz today announced the greenlight of The Girlfriend Experience, a 13-part anthology series produced by Transactional Pictures. Inspired by the 2009 Magnolia Pictures film of the same title, Steven Soderbergh and Philip Fleishman will serve as executive producers along with independent filmmakers Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz, who will also write and direct on the series.
The scripted anthology series will feature 13 half-hour episodes.Read More
Back in March, we reported that the Magic Mike sequel will be entitled Magic Mike XXL, with original director Steven Soderbergh's longtime assistant Gregory Jacobs stepping in to take the helm. While many fans hoped that Steven Soderbergh would return from his self-imposed retirement to direct the sequel himself, the filmmaker confirmed in an interview with GQ that he will still be a part of the production as a camera operator, director of photography and the editor.
It isn't known when production will begin on Magic Mike XXL, which has already been given a July 3, 2015 release date.Read More
Three sexy Magic Mike banners have arrived from Russia, giving Channing Tatum, Matthew Bomer, and Matthew McConaughey a chance to shine on their own in this Steven Soderbergh directed drama based in the world of male strip clubs. Get out those dollar bills, ladies! This ain't no free show!
Magic Mike was released June 29th, 2012.Read More
Rooney Mara has taken the lead role in director Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects.
This thriller revolves around a young woman that gets hooked on prescription drugs out of fear of her husband and his imminent release from prison. The actress will replace Blake Lively, who recently dropped out of the project. Channing Tatum is still set to co-star.Read More
Catherine Zeta-Jones is reuniting with director Steven Soderbergh, joining the cast of his psychopharmacology drama Side Effects for Open Road Films. We reported earlier this month that actors Blake Lively, Jude Law, and Channing Tatum have also signed on.
The story centers on Blake Lively's character, a woman who gets addicted to prescription drugs out of fear that her husband (Channing Tatum) will be released from prison soon. Jude Law plays the woman's new therapist, while Catherine Zeta-Jones portrays Dr. Eric Siebert. The drama is said to be set in the world of psychopharmacology, the study of how drugs affect the human mind.Read More
Side by Side is a new documentary from director Christopher Kenneally, which finds actor Keanu Reeves sitting down with most of today's great filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, George Lucas, James Cameron, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan and a whole lot more, to talk about the digital revolution in filmmaking. To watch the first trailer from this provocative new project, click on the video below.
Side by Side was released August 17th, 2012.Read More