Best news of the week: Jamie Lee Curtis is directing a horror movie

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - : Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - : Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images) /

Horror icon Jamie Lee Curtis and her company Comet Pictures have signed a deal with Blumhouse. Here’s what we know so far.

Jamie Lee Curtis, best known to horror fans for her timeless performances in classics like Halloween and The Fog, has signed a deal with Blumhouse Productions. On May 19, Deadline announced that the actress and her company, Comet Pictures, signed a “three-year, first look deal . . . in both the film and TV arena.”

But the good news doesn’t stop there. It looks like Curtis is already working on a feature for Blumhouse currently titled Mother Nature. The film, which is being touted as “eco horror,” will use climate change as its central theme and will be co-written and directed by Curtis.

Although she’s famous for her on-screen work, Jamie Lee is no stranger to stepping behind the camera. As a director, she has helmed episodes of the award-winning Everything But Love and the Ryan Murphy-produced horror comedy series Scream Queens. She’s also recently taken on the role of Executive Producer, most notably for the 2018 reboot of Halloween and its two sequels slated for release in October 2020 and 2021, respectively.

Curtis told Deadline that her motto is “If not now, when, if not me, who?” This practical approach is exactly what we’ve come to expect from the star, who has never been afraid to share her grounded, forward-thinking attitude toward her projects. We suspect that level-headed approach will serve her well as she tackles the tricky and terrifying subject matter in Mother Nature.

While it may be too early to speculate, we can’t help but wonder just what Curtis’s horror directorial style might be. If her work on the Scream Queens episode “Rapunzel, Rapunzel” is any indication, Curtis will have no problem delivering nail-biting suspense without sacrificing style.

But for now, we’ll just have to wait for more news as it develops, and we can hardly wait.

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