Soderbergh Spent Quarantine Re-Editing 3 of His Movies

Steven Soderbergh re-edits
Think you've been productive this quarantine? Soderbergh might have you beat. 

I have been working during quarantine to keep my mind at ease, and I think I've been doing really well. But no one has been more productive than Steven Soderbergh

In a recent interview with IndieWire, Soderbergh revealed that during this quarantine downtime, he'd finally gotten around to re-editing his sophomore work, Kafka, into a more “hardcore art movie." He's also revisited Schizopolis and Full Frontal.

This is obviously fun and will be really interesting to see if Soderbergh releases these via his website or via to download. 

For now, if you crave Soderbergh, you can watch Contagion, which has been the most-watched movie all over the world since COVID-19 reared its ugly head, or check out Bill and Ted Face The Music, which he produced. 

As he explained, "I just volunteered to be a sort of glorified cheerleader for the project and make calls to the studios that had the rights to say, ‘I don’t understand why you aren’t doing this?'"

He continued, “The script’s great and everybody wants to play again,” he recalled telling executives. “What’s the problem? I was just trying to help this logjam get unstuck. At the beginning, it was kind of vague, and then we all made it clear how much we wanted to see this done.”

What's a director you want to see re-edit their work? 

Are there any other Soderbergh films you'd love to see him work on next time? 

Let us know in the comments.      

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He should put his re-edited Kafka into theaters once the outbreak dies out as a Final Cut like how Ridley Scott did with many of his many re-edits to Blade Runner.

August 28, 2020 at 4:42PM

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Jesse J. Tripp

Having just tried to update a project from 2010 that was on FCP7 moving to Premiere, I'd really just love to know how much of that time he spent trying to get a working sequence open.

September 3, 2020 at 11:34AM

Jeremy Solterbeck

Should have re-written them and re-shot by another director. Then he would have had the opportunity to make a good film.

September 3, 2020 at 5:02PM