Richard Curtis has said it is "unlikely" he will write the third Bridget Jones film.
However, the About Time filmmaker, who wrote the previous two films, hinted that he may not even be involved if Helen Fielding's third book got a big-screen outing.
"I think all this Bridget stuff is very confusing and I think it's very unlikely that I will be involved," he said.
The 56-year-old added: "But the book is coming out and I'm very excited about that. Helen is pretty confident that it is funny, so I am looking forward to that."
Richard, who has said he will hang up his directing hat, is writing the screenplay for a TV film, based on Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, starring Dame Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman.
"It's an adaptation of a Roald Dahl book, who is our modern-day Charles Dickens - he's such a genius," he continued.
"It's a romantic film about two people later in life who fall in love through the medium of tortoises. It's a TV movie and is just meant to bring joy at Christmas or Easter."
:: About Time is in cinemas now.