Steven Soderbergh Reveals Some Post-Retirement Plans

soderbergh300.jpgSteven Soderbergh's retirement from filmmaking really won't sink in for a few years. After all, between Contagion (out this fall), Haywire, and the still-to-shoot Magic Mike, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Liberace, the Oscar-winning director could have movies in theaters through 2014. Still, Soderbergh is going out -- Oprah-style, if he had his way: "A year-long daily celebration of my fabulousness would be nice. Or maybe just a smallish parade" -- and he's got some ideas about what's next.

"Probably something visual," he told Deadline about his post-directing life. "I wouldn't be surprised if I'm still making things, but they will be under the radar and I won't be asking other people to pay for them. When I turn 50 around January, 2013, I would like to think I will have blown a kiss goodbye to the industry."

So, looking back, does Soderbergh regret making such a big deal about his retirement in advance? "I've been stupid about it, I should have kept my mouth shut, but at the same time, I don't think there's anything that unusual about it," he said. "By the time I finish with the series of projects I'm planning, it will be 26 or 27 films. That's plenty and if you take volume over quality, I'm twice as good as Kubrick."

Never change, Awesome Steven Soderbergh. Never change.

Contagion is due in theaters this fall. Haywire will follow in January of 2012.

· Steven Soderbergh Reiterates Retirement Plans: Wants "A Smallish Farewell Parade" [Deadline]