2010 is coming up roses for Christoph Waltz. The once unknown actor is not only the Oscar-winning charismatic highlight of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, he's also setting out to become a feature film director. The Hollywood Reporter posts that the Austrian actor is gearing up for his directorial debut with the German-language flick Auf Und Davon (Up and Away).

Loosely based on the book by Meike Winnemuth and Peter Praschl, the story focuses on a ruthless female dating show host who "finds herself in over her head when the show's romantic storyline bumps into her own feelings for a contestant." Waltz has been writing the script for some time, and Fox International's Gabriela Bacher says it "reflects Christoph's formidable sense of humor." Heck, he might even star in the film as well.

Unfortunately, there's some bad news. First: "The film will not necessarily be seen outside of German-speaking countries." Second: He has so many projects on the way that there's a good chance he won't get to this one until next year (at the earliest). Here's to hoping he finds a way to slide this in between his other higher-profile work. In the meantime, look out for him in The Green Hornet and Water for Elephants.