Spanish director PedroAlmodovar may reteam with Volver starPenelope Cruz in a new project titled LaPiel Que Habito.

In an interview over theweekend with local newspaper El Paisat the European Film Awards in Warsaw, Almodovar said: "My next film will be totallydifferent from my 16 earlier films. It is called La Piel Que Habito [literally, TheSkin In Which I Live] and I hope to count onPenelope."

The director added: "It is avery tough story of revenge, nothing to do with Volver or my life."

A long-mooted projectexpected to mark the reteaming of Almodovar with Cruz and his early male museAntonio Banderas was Tarantula, basedon a French novel to which El Deseo optioned the rights several years ago abouta plastic surgeon who takes revenge on his daughter's rapist by giving him aforced sex-change operation.

Faithful to his custom ofjuggling various projects and announcing his next film late in the game, inOctober Almodovar was quoted publicly expressing interest in the adaptation oftwo other literary works: a classic story by 19th century Spanishwriter Leopoldo Alas called Dona Berta,and South African 2003 Nobel prize winner J.M Coetzee's novel Disgrace.

Almodovar and Cruz were in Warsaw over the weekend, where Volver picked up five prizes at the European Film Awards, includingbest director, actress, music, cinematography and the people's choice award.