Horror legend Jamie Lee Curtis is taking her experience and talent behind the camera to lead a new horror feature film, Mother Nature.
Curtis and her Comet Pictures–who recently inked a three-year, first-look contract with Blumhouse for both film and TV projects–will helm the new film that deals with the inherent problems of climate change, according to Deadline. Curtis will direct the film and will write the screenplay with Russell Goldman, the new head of Comet’s film and TV development department.
Curtis said in a statement that she is very excited for this opportunity. “I’m 61,” she said, “and my motto now is: ‘If not now, when? If not me, who?’ I’m excited to have a creative home to explore my ideas and those of others.”
Jason Blum, founder and chief executive of Blumhouse, was equally enthusiastic about the team-up and the new movie, saying that “Jamie is a force of nature and was a total partner on Halloween. It’s both an honor and incredibly apt that she’s making her first feature film as a director with Mother Nature.
Blumhouse produced the 2018 reboot of the classic Halloween, which had Curtis as star and executive producer. That reboot became the highest-grossing chapter in the history of the horror franchise, raking in more than $255 million worldwide.
As reported here in Horror News Network, two more entries in the franchise are scheduled —Halloween Kills for Oct. 16 of this year and Halloween Ends for Oct. 15, 2021. Curtis is the executive producer on these two films as well. Curtis also has directed the popular horror/comedy Scream Queens and Anything But Love, for which she earned a 1990 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical.
Keep reading Horror News Network for updates on future projects from Curtis and the progress of Mother Nature.