Update: While discussing Presence with Filmmaker Magazine, Soderbergh already implies Black Bag will mark a break from his just-debuted feature:

“[The] solution now is to split in the opposite direction and make something that is equally well-served by forgetting this idea and shooting in a way that would hopefully appear seamless for the audience. It’s a pure pleasure space. Something entertaining like Howard Hawks is the best way to go. […]  I would get to annihilate what I just did.”

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The same day their latest collaboration debuts at Sundance, Steven Soderbergh and David Koepp are moving onto the next. Per THR, shooting’s soon to begin on Black Bag, a spy thriller that’s attached Michael Fassbender (previously of Haywire) and Cate Blanchett (previously of The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg, a movie that will never release, and The Good German), is written by Koepp, and… that’s about it. Other than a May start date and notice it’s set in the U.K., the title’s being kept top-secret.

Same with Presence, his other Koepp-scripted feature, about which the Sundance logline only tells us: “A family moves into a suburban house and becomes convinced they’re not alone.” We’ll hear more after the premiere tonight––God willing an early reaction comparing it to Michael Snow, The Shining, and Carrie all in one wasn’t off-base.

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