“Mike Magic” came out of nowhere last summer to not only win big at the box office, despite it’s meager budget, but it also scored with critics, appearing on many year-end “Best Of” lists. It wasn’t long after the male stripper movie debuted that talk began to circulate of a possible sequel.
Word on any follow-up has been mostly quiet since last year, but recently, Steven Soderbergh opened up to PrideSource about “Magic Mike 2″ and revealed that the project is indeed progressing with a hilarious true-life experience of Channing Tatum’s at the heart of it.
Read what else Soderbergh had to say after the jump!
According to the original film’s director, the story at the center of “Magic Mike 2″ was one that he wanted to include in the original, but couldn’t dedicate the time needed to do it justice.
“We actually just had a meeting about it the other day. It’s getting pretty far along. They’ve got a good idea. There were some stories and events that Channing lived through that we just couldn’t fit in the first one. One of them is a really hilarious and very cinematic idea that we reluctantly didn’t put in the first film, because it was such a big idea you could build a whole film out of it — but we didn’t want to build that film out of it. It’s perfect for this, though.”
Since Soderbergh’s retirement from directing features films will keep him from standing behind the lens, but he said that he does hope to be involved with sequel, which, according to him, will reunite the cast of the original.
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