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Jamie Lee Curtis to direct horror film “MOTHER NATURE” for Blumhouse

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Having relaunched the Laurie Strode character in Blumhouse’s new HALLOWEEN franchise, the actress is taking her first turn behind the camera for the genre company.

Jamie Lee Curtis has signed a three-year first-look deal for her Comet Pictures to produce both film and TV projects for Blumhouse. First out of the gate will be MOTHER NATURE, a climate-change horror feature on which she’ll make her directorial debut, from a script she’s writing with Comet’s head of development Russell Goldman. “I’m 61 and my motto now is: ‘If not now, when, if not me, who?’ ” Curtis says. “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.”

“Jamie is a force of nature and was a real partner on HALLOWEEN,” says Blumhouse topper Jason Blum. “So it’s both an honor and incredibly apt that she’s making her first feature film as a director with MOTHER NATURE.” Following the hugely successful release of the HALLOWEEN reboot two years ago, Blumhouse and Universal will release the sequels HALLOWEEN KILLS October 16 of this year and HALLOWEEN ends October 15, 2021.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.