Steven Soderbergh Wants To Retire
Steven Soderbergh is considering retiring.
The ‘Erin Brockovich’ filmmaker admits he is ready to take a break after finishing work on his current projects but says he doesn’t know if he would ever return. He said: “I’m winding down. It’s time for a change. I feel the need to recalibrate, just step away. “I’ll go away and come back with a different approach – or I won’t. Maybe a chage of career is in order.”
Before he can take a step back, among his current projects is a 3D musical version of ‘Cleopatra’ with Catherine Zeta Jones. Speaking about the project, the 46-year-old director said he hopes to make use of footage from the 1963 movie starring Elizabeth Taylor and praised the “great story”. He added to BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Film Programme’: “Any film-maker who has got any interest in the visual side of movies is interested in the idea of a musical because it’s such a visual genre.”