Spanish director Agustin Diaz Yanes’ next project will be a sci-fi film set at the end of the 21st century.

The Alatriste director is in the early stages of the script and plans to make it as a French-Spanish co-production. The production companies and shooting dates have yet to be confirmed.

Diaz Yanes revealed plans at Madrid De Cine, where he is promoting his latest film Solo Quiero Caminar, Madrid De Cine is an annual event to promote local films to international journalists.

Meanwhile, British director Michael Radford, who is also attending the event to promote his latest project La Mula (The Mule), has revealed he has co-written an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s Across The River And Into The Trees with Peter Flannery. It tells the story of a 50 year old American colonel returning to Venice, where he was almost decapitated during the Second World War.

La Mula is a UK (Workhorse) - Irish (Subotica)-Spanish (Gheko Films) co-production, with funding of $1.7m (£1.09m) from the UK Film Council’s Premiere Fund and $47,300 (£29,309) from the Development Fund.

It is set during the Spanish civil war and tells the story of a soldier who gets caught up in the fighting while looking for his mule. Shooting is due to start across Spain in October.