Over the weekend, an interview that Woody Allen did with a Spanish publication was published, in which he speculated that he’s retiring after his upcoming film he’s shooting in France. That film in question – which we know very little about – will be his 50th film as a writer/director.
In the interview, he states that he’s looking to spend more time writing novels, as opposed to films. So any ideas he has will be done in book form, as opposed to on the big screen.
However, now more reports are coming out via an official statement that Allen isn’t actually looking to retire after all.
“Wood Allen never said he was retiring, nor did he say he was writing another novel,” the statement said. “He said he was thinking about not making films, as making films that go straight or very quickly to streaming platforms is not so enjoyable for him, as he is a great lover of the cinema experience. Currently, he has no intention of retiring and is very excited to be in Paris shooting his new movie, which will be the 50th.”
This echoes what Allen told Alec Baldwin earlier this year, where he also talked about considering retiring from film. But according to Allen’s team, nothing is definite yet.