Jodie Foster to direct untitled new sci-fi

“It's not anywhere close to being ready”

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Jodie Foster has revealed that she’s planning to tackle a new sci-fi from the director’s chair.

The Silence Of The Lambs actress, who last took on a sci-fi project with 1997 alien flick Contact and is rumoured to be starring in Neill Blomkamp's Elysium , has expressed an interest in taking on the challenge of making a science-fiction film as a director.

The untitled project comes after her new film The Beaver finally heads into cinemas after being delayed thanks to star Mel Gibson’s 2010 meltdown.

“There's a family element to it, but it's much more a genre movie,” Foster tells the Los Angeles Times of her new sci-fi venture.

“I'd like to do that because that's a world I live in as an actor but I've never really gone to as a director.”

The actress added a coda that “it’s not anywhere close to being ready”, because she wants to find the right screenwriter for the project.

“[ 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.”

The Beaver opens 10 June.