Oscar winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has apparently decided that he's retiring from filmmaking.
Matt Damon, who has worked with the director several times, spoke to The Los Angeles Times and said: "He's retiring, he's been talking about it for years and it's getting closer." He then added, "He wants to paint and he says he’s still young enough to have another career." Which is admirable... "He’s kind of exhausted with everything that interested him in terms of form. He’s not interested in telling stories. Cinema interested him in terms of form and that’s it. He says, 'If I see another over-the-shoulder shot, I’m going to blow my brains out.' "
Famously Terrance Malick retired from directing after helming a couple of classics, and returned to much fanfare and plaudits. Soderbergh has worked consistently, making a lot of films, but there is some truly brilliant work in there. Solaris, Out of Sight, Traffic, and The Girlfriend Experience are just a few of stellar productions, and he always makes, at the very least, interesting films. Don't do it, Steven, cinema needs you.