Harvey Weinstein (search) - the maverick movie producer who notoriously slices and dices movies and butts heads with their directors - will soon be facing his toughest opponent yet: himself.

The Miramax (search) boss says he's about to toss aside his producer's hat to direct his very own movie.

And in a masochistic touch, two of the moviemakers the studio boss has battled the most over the years, Martin Scorsese (search) and Anthony Minghella, are going to produce it.

"They've said when they see my first three-hour cut, they're gonna gladly cut it down to a 10 minute short," Weinstein jokes.

The news comes two years after he and Scorsese reportedly argued over the final cut of the acclaimed director's troubled film "Gangs of New York." (search

Weinstein does not say what his new flick is about, when he wants to release it.

But the unnamed project won't be Weinstein's first stab as a director.

In 1986, he and his Miramax-partner/brother, Bob, co-directed the Marisa Tomei comedy "Playing for Keeps."