Veteran Spanish director Carlos Saura is preparing two new projects to follow his forthcoming feature Salome, slated for a September release.

The first is a story about Spain's 16th century King Felipe II, a project which Saura foresees as 'complicated and expensive' to pull together.

The second, Amor De Dios (Love Of God), is a musical set in a dance school where a different kind of dance is taught on each floor of the school's building. Both are at script stage.

Starring Spanish ballerina Aida Gomez, Salome follows the vein of Saura's popular dance and music-inspired films such as Tango and Flamenco. The film, a Zebra Films production, is expected to premiere at an international film festival this September.