Monday, February 07, 2022

Quote of the Day

If you have the chance to read an interview with Steven Soderbergh you take that chance, as he's one of the smartest filmmakers and film-lovers that we have, and we've got the chance today! He's interviewed at The Daily Beast because he's got another new movie out this week, the techno-thriller KIMI starring Zoë Kravitz that's hitting HBO Max on Thursday -- read the whole damn thing here. The choice quotes i've seen going around have to do with Superhero Movies because people can't help themselves -- they gotta ask every damn movie-maker about Superhero Movies -- but I'm going to focus on his comments about the third Magic Mike movie, because.. of course I am. No but seriously he offers up more specific information than what we've had before on where he's going with it:

Daily Beast: You have a lot of upcoming projects, beginning with the third Magic Mike. What brought you back to the series, especially as a director? 

Steven Soderbergh: The live show that Channing and Reid [Carolin] and Alison [Faulk] thought and created. The live show completely blew me away. I’d never seen anything like it. I’d never seen dancing like this, anywhere. I walked out of the theater and started calling everybody to say we need to make a third film about how Mike created that show. 

DB: So there’s going to be a life-imitating-art-imitating-life element to the sequel? 

SS: Yeah. Through a set of very odd circumstances, Mike is presented with the opportunity to make something like this happen, and the film is about another crazy collection of characters who are trying to pull this off. It’s another of my disguised procedurals, but it’s got massive amounts of dancing in it, and I’m super excited about it. It’s as close to a full-blown musical as I’m ever going to get."

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