Thursday, 27 June 2013

STEVEN SODERBERGH TO RETURN TO CINEMA FOR MAGIC MIKE 2?


Well, yes. Not as writer or director, but as DP, which of course he has served as for the majority of his films. Channing Tatum, star of last year's critical and commercial hit Magic Mike, has revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that Soderbergh has agreed to shoot the sequel, which Tatum assures will be "a road-trip movie... the movie that everyone thought the first one was going to be: crazy and fun and less slice-of-life and less drama." Hmm, I rather liked that slice-of-life vibe to Magic Mike, and believe me it was plenty fun enough in other parts! Tatum will either co-direct with producing partner Reid Carolin, or Greg Jacobs (a producer from the first film) will direct alone. Tatum does have a pretty major reserve about hiring Steven to shoot his directorial debut though: "It would be like having sex with your girlfriend while her porn star ex-boyfriend is in the room watching you." Only Channing Tatum could pull a girl with a porn star ex!