Nick Cannon is ready to step behind the camera to direct his first feature film post his recent health scare.

Mariah Carey's TV presenter husband was hospitalised with kidney failure in Aspen, Colorado over the festive season and underwent surgery after being transferred to a medical facility in Los Angeles.

But the America's Got Talent host is pushing on with his work commitments and will begin a new movie project this spring, the Daily Express reported.

"(I'm) taking a lot of the young hip-hop acts of today and putting them in a movie with a bunch of comedians, make something happen there," New York Post quoted him as saying.