Many a movie is created with a graphic novel idea as the impetus. Sometimes the graphic novel may be viewed as a try-on set of storyboards to sell a project and it never actually gets published. Sometimes the movie idea is dropped and only the graphic novel sees the light of day. With Jamie Lee Curtis’s next project, Mother Nature, it looks like we’re going to get the graphic novel this summer, followed by a Blumhouse horror movie. This is one of those projects where the title and the director seem like an obvious winning combination. It feels a bit like The X-Files star Gillian Anderson’s Earthend Saga novels (discussed here at borg) and the artwork from the graphic novel has the vibe of Mike Norton’s illustrations in the creepy rural noir series Revival, with a plot reminiscent of Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Check out our preview of the forthcoming graphic novel–soon to be a movie directed by Jamie Lee Curtis–written by Curtis, co-written by Russell Goldman, and illustrated by Karl Stevens, Mother Nature:
“I first thought about this story when I was 19 years old,” says Curtis. “I’ve always been aware of the very unbalanced relationship between humans and nature, and even though I was young, I always knew that, inevitably, nature would win.”
Here’s the summary of the story:
Nova Terrell who, after witnessing her father die in mysterious circumstances on one of the Cobalt Corporation’s experimental oil extraction projects, has grown up to despise the seemingly benevolent company that the town of Catch Creek, New Mexico, relies on for its jobs and prosperity.
The rebellious Nova wages a campaign of sabotage and vandalism against the oil giant, until one night she accidentally makes a terrifying discovery about the true nature of the “Mother Nature” project and the long-dormant, vengeful entity it has awakened that threatens to destroy them all.
Pre-order the graphic novel Mother Nature now here at Amazon or add it to your pull list at Elite Comics or your local comic shop now. It’s coming your way from Titan Comics this July.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg