Woody Allen has been fast to disclaim rumours of his retirement that got here out of an interview he gave to a Spanish journal, saying his subsequent movie can be his final.

The 86-year-old director has issued a press release Monday to make clear what he meant, saying:

“Woody Allen by no means mentioned he was retiring, not did he say he was writing one other novel. He mentioned he was serious about not making movies as making movies that go straight or in a short time to streaming platforms isn’t so gratifying for him, as he is a superb lover of the cinema expertise. Currently, he has no intention of retiring and may be very excited to be in Paris taking pictures his new film, which would be the fiftieth.”

The confusion seems to have come out of an interview Allen gave to La Vanguardia forward of Wasp 22, to be filmed in Europe, through which he mentioned: “My thought, in precept, is to not make extra motion pictures and give attention to writing.”

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He added that his subsequent challenge will probably be a novel.

This isn’t the primary time Allen has mentioned stepping again from the film enterprise. In a dialog with Alec Baldwin live-streamed on Instagram in June, Allen mentioned he plans to direct “one or two extra” movies, but additionally mentioned “the fun is gone” due to the decline of the theatrical expertise.

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