The horror genre has been good to filmmaker Eli Roth, but he's venturing outside the genre for his next project. Reuters recently caught up with the writer-director at the music industry's NME Awards ceremony in Los Angeles and he said his next project will not be rated R and it will also not be a horror film.

Roth told reporters that he is just weeks away from finishing a big-budget sci-fi action flick that was apparently inspired by the box-office hits Cloverfield and Transformers.

"This will be my first big-budget, PG-13, mass-destruction movie," Roth said. "I went total chaos and pandemonium."

Roth declined to comment further on the film's plot, in lieu of the "big announcement" next month.

Roth is best known for his low-budget/high-yield horror films such as Cabin Fever, Hostel and Hostel: Part II. He added that he feels "bled out" of the horror genre and that he has, "pushed the violence in R movies about as far as I can push it."

"Everyone I know has been saying 'When are you gonna do a movie my kids can see?'" Roth added. "And finally, I'm gonna make a movie that 13-year-old kids can see."

He isn't quite turning his back on his fanbase, though. He also said that he planned on shooting scenes of gratuitious violence to add to the DVD extras on this new project.