Never one to rest on his laurels, it has been announced that his project will be... well... just read it for yourself.
Steven Soderbergh fresh off of shooting CHE, is not wasting any time in casting Hugh Jackman and Catherine Zeta-Jones in a live action, musical of CLEOPATRA in 3D.
Oh yes, you read correctly. CLEOPATRA! 3D! MUSICAL! HUGH JACKMAN AND CATHERINE ZETA-JONES! WTF?!
I seriously can't quite comprehend what the hell is going on in Steven Soderbergh's mind when he thinks up stuff like this. And then to have the music be written by Guided by Voices? That's even stranger. I was thinking it would be better to go with something a bit more edgy. For example, can you imagine a 3D "Cleopatra" music with music by MGMT? Or, and I've thought this ever since listening to Fiona Apple's original Extraordinary Machine album, Jon Brion needs to write a musical pronto. Although, perhaps, one based around Cleopatra mightn't be the right one.
Also, Hugh Jackman's pecs in 3D. I know that's entirely superficial of me, but whatevs.
Nevertheless, isn't this news just utterly bonkers? Before he films this movie though he's making a tiny-budgeted (like Bubble) movie starring porn star Sasha Grey. Let's just be thankful that Che didn't ruin his career like so many people thought it would. It shall be an interesting few years in the career of Steven Soderbergh, don't you agree?
In other 3D news, courtesy of My New Plaid Pants here is the extra-extra-cheese poster for My Bloody Valentine 3D. Other 3D horror flicks coming up soon are Final Destination 3D and Piranha 3D. Amazing.