And then ... nothing.
So what the hell happened?
The Last Days of Disco was semi-sucessful, and after it's release Stillman was initially attatched to adapt Red Azalea, Anchee Min's Maoist memoir, for Killer Films. When that project fell through, he tried to develop a historical drama, but struggled to convince financiers that his talk-heavy portfolio qualified him to write and direct a big-budget epic. That project was eventually overshadowed by Roland Emmerick's history-as-popcorn blockbuster, The Patriot, which covered similar narrative territory. He's since moved to Paris, where he's written articles for The Wall Street Journal, and has guest edited The New York Post's gossip spread, Page Six.
Now, according to an article that appeared earlier this year in Fade In magazine, Stillman is hard at work on Winchester Races, an adaptation of two unfinished Jane Austen novels, The Watsons and Sanditon. It's a fitting project, if there's any truth to it - Stillman's scripts are full of great, subtle depictions of the way the upper classes police themselves.