With Midnight in Paris set to open the Festival de Cannes on May 11th, Woody Allen is already thinking about his next project and has announced he plans to film it in Rome.

The filmmaker, whose films were once synonymous with New York, said to his new hometown newspaper La Republicca:

"I love these sophisticated cities," he enthused. "It's fantastic to have the possibility to work there, like when I shot Manhattan in New York, Match Point in London and Vicky Cristina Barcelona in Barcelona ... Each time, it's like a declaration of love for certain places. I project onto the big screen my feelings for places which count a lot in my life. I hope to do the same thing with Rome."

No specific film details were announced.