No, Steven Soderbergh’s “retirement” didn’t last any longer than Cher’s — or Tina Turner’s. Or Kiss’s.
But we’ve missed him, and this modest-budget/big-name cast comic thriller could be a nice desert for a summer overloaded with junk food sequels and heavy meals (“Detroit,” for instance). It opens in a couple of weeks, and coupled with the news that its star, Daniel Craig, will return as James Bond, it makes you wonder.
An old Hollywood maxim is that you announce your next project before THIS one bombs or hits. “The Elizabeth Berkley (“Showgirls”) Rule.” So what is Craig saying about this movie in climbing back into the Bond tux?
What were MGM/Sony/DeLaurentis saying about possible other Bonds in pursuing him for another outing?
Idris Elba’s box office upside may crater after “The Dark Tower.” (It’s smelled like a dog for months, now. )
Craig might miss those Bond paydays more than he thought. And if most of what he’s going to be offered is action pictures, why not keep his quote and marketability and profile high by reprising 007?
“Logan Lucky” opens Aug. 18.