Though he's spent the summer promoting his role as the Bear Jew in Inglourious Basterds, Eli Roth is getting ready to put back on his director hat, preparing to direct both his sci-fi movie Endangered Species and the horror film Thanksgiving this fall and winter.

He talked to Variety a bit about his plans for Species, whose plot he is keeping completely under wraps. "I haven't been this excited about an idea since the first Hostel, " while noting that Species and Thanksgiving won't have anything in common except his "sick sense of humor."

There's another interesting detail buried in the article as well, that Roth and Eric Newman are working on a script with rapper RZA, a kung fu movie called The Man With the Iron Fist. I'm not sure I can process all the bizarre details in that sentence, but given Roth's involvement, it's probably going to turn out even weirder than we expect.

One more Roth-related bit of news: the exorcism film Cotton that he helped produced may be turning up at Sundance, if he gets his way. Watch out, Park City: you're about to be Bear Jewed.
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