Friday, October 24, 2008
Cleopatra Rock Musical - in 3D
I never thought I'd be saying this, but Steven Soderbergh has just been signed to direct a rock 'n roll musical about Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt.
Soderbergh has directed some great stuff in the past (Solaris, Ocean's 11, etc), but this project sounds a little out of his league. I'm not saying that he can't pull it off, but it definitely caught me by surprise that he was the one chosen for this. Oh yeah - the budget is $30 million and it's starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Hugh Jackman as Cleopatra and Marc Antony, respectively.
With the talent assembled here (great casting on Zeta-Jones), I'm going to call myself a fan of this project until I see something that sways me in the opposite direction. It'll be a while before this gets into production (Soderbergh has two more movies lined up before he shoots this one), but I'll keep you updated.