His role as the bat-totting, Nazi-hating, Bearjew in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds aside, Eli Roth is best known for pretty much one thing: Making bloody, controversial, R-rated horror movies. Things have been quiet on Roth's directorial front, however, since 2007's Hostel: Part II failed to top the box office the same way his first journey to the seedy underground world of torture clubs. His initial follow-up project was supposed to be a film adaptation of Stephen King's sci-fi/horror hybrid novel Cell, but his involvement faded as the project transitioned from the big screen to the small screen.

Now, however, it looks like Mr. Roth has dropped the horror side of the hybrid all together and has decided to go completely science fiction on his next directorial project. The only detail currently known about his mystery film is that it's called Endangered Species, that Quentin Tarantino has once again helped him as an unofficial story editor, and that Roth tells Variety, "I haven't been this excited about an idea since the first Hostel", which coincidentally is another film in which Roth's pal Tarantino lent a refining hand in the scripting department.

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