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Soderbergh Signs on With Miramax for More 'Sex, Lies & Videotape'

23 Jul, 2001 By: Hive News

Best director Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh will direct an untitled project for Miramax Films billed as a sequel to his 1989 debut feature sex, lies, and videotape, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Scott Kramer, who produced Soderbergh's 1999 feature The Limey, will produce the project, slated to go before cameras in November. No cast has been set.

Sex, which Soderbergh also wrote, put the helmer on Hollywood's map when it won the Palme d'Or at 1989's Cannes International Film Festival, the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival and earned Soderbergh a screenplay Academy Award nomination in 1990. The film starred James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher and Laura San Giacomo.

Since then, Soderbergh has helmed 10 feature films, including King of the Hill (which he also wrote), Kafka, Out of Sight and the upcoming Warner Bros. remake Ocean's Eleven starring George Clooney. The director also has formed a Warner Bros.-based production company with Clooney, Section Eight.

Following completion of the untitled Miramax feature, said The Reporter, Soderbergh plans to direct an English-language remake of Andrei Tarkovsky's 1972 Russian sci-fi epic Solaris for James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox.

Based on Stanislav Lem's novel, Solaris tells the story of an astronaut who travels to a space station on a newly discovered planet and discovers that the commander of an expedition studying the planet has died under mysterious circumstances.

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