The verdict is still out on whether or not Jodie Foster will be appearing in Neill Blomkamp's upcoming sci-fi thriller Elysium, with the actress stating last month that she hadn't signed onto the project. Now, the Oscar-nominated actress and director of The Beaver says she is directing her own sci-fi thriller.
Jodie Foster next directing a sci-fi thriller
The upcoming movie will be the next directorial gig for Jodie Foster. Though it is unclear if Elysium is set to come before, during, or after she completes work on this untitled genre flick.
Here is what she had to say about it.
"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."
Jodie Foster says that this sci-fi thriller is still 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."
Jodie Foster can next be seen in Roman Polanski's latest God of Carnage.
Elysium comes to theaters August 9th, 2013 and stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, William Fichtner, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Michael Shanks, Talisa Soto, Diego Luna. The film is directed by Neill Blomkamp.