Jamie Lee Curtis is set to co-write and direct an eco-horror film, titled Mother Nature, as part of a new first-look deal with Blumhouse.
reports that Curtis, who is widely regarded as one of the ultimate scream queens for playing Laurie Strode in the Halloween franchise, recently signed a three-year first-look deal with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse via her production company Comet Pictures.
The first project under the deal, which is for both film and television, is the just-announced Mother Nature feature film, which is said to be a horror story “centred around climate change.” Curtis will be directing the film based on a script that she is co-writing with Russell Goldman, the new Head of Film and TV Development at Comet Pictures.
“I’m 61 and my motto now is: ‘If not now, when, if not me, who?’ I’m excited to have a creative home to explore my own ideas and others. Jason and his team have made me feel welcome. Comet is ready to bring these stories to screen life,” Curtis said in a statement accompanying the announcement.
“Jamie is a force of nature and was a real partner on Halloween. So it’s both an honor and incredibly apt that she’s making her first feature film as a director with Mother Nature,” Blum added in a separate statement about the new project, which is being kept largely under wraps for now.
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Jamie Lee Curtis and Blumhouse had a hugely successful collaboration on the 2018 revamp of Halloween, which starred Curtis and was directed by David Gordon Green. The film had the biggest box office debut ever, for any movie in any genre, to feature a female lead character over 55 years of age. It also went on to become the highest-grossing instalment in the horror franchise, earning more than $255 million worldwide.
Curtis and the Blumhouse team are bringing two more sequels to our screens over the coming years. Halloween Kills is currently scheduled for release on October 16, 2020, while Halloween Ends is set for October 15, 2021, just under one year later. Curtis is also serving as an executive producer on both of those fearsome flicks.
Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.