Jodie Foster To Direct A Sci-Fi Tale

Jodie Foster tells The Los Angeles Times that her next directorial effort will be a sci-fi thriller.

“There’s a family element to it, but it’s much more a genre movie. I’d like to do that ’cause that’s a world I live in as an actor but I’ve never really gone to as a director. I’d still have to have all the other stuff in a film. It can’t just be, ‘There’s a bad guy, there’s a monster.’ It has to have all the other stuff too” says Foster.

She adds that the film is still very much in the script stage – “It’s not anywhere close to being ready. I don’t write. I rewrite, but I don’t write, so that always puts me at the mercy of some enormous talent that comes out of the woodwork that somehow has the same obsessions as me.”

Foster’s most recent film, “The Beaver”, has a limited theatrical run this Summer. Her immediate next role will be in Roman Polanski’s next feature “God of Carnage”.