Jodie Foster recently divulged that she is preparing to direct a sci-fi movie that everyone will compare to Contact, regardless of whether it is anything like Contact. Thus far, her directorial work has not been genre-oriented (The Beaver, Little Man Tate, Home for the Holidays), but she promises that this effort will adhere to sci-fi convention, but offer something more, stating, "It can’t just be, 'There’s a bad guy, there’s a monster.’ It has to have all the other stuff too.” I take it by "all the other stuff" she means feelings and love and junk.

The project is in its early stages, but anticipation should build on this effort quickly, as a Foster-directed sci-fi movie should resonate with most everyone with two eyes and a heart. Sorry, pirates. (Cinema Blend)