Titan Comics is publishing Mother Nature, said to be a “terrifying debut eco-horror graphic novel” by Hollywood legend Jamie Lee Curtis. Co-written with film-maker Russell Goldman and illustrated by artist Karl Stevens, the book has been adapted from the script for the upcoming Comet Pictures and Blumhouse horror movie Mother Nature, directed by Jamie Lee Curtis.
“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.”
“I have long admired and collected Karl’s work, and I’m very excited he suggested expanding the idea to turn it into a graphic novel. The partnership with Titan has now given us a wonderful platform to begin to tell our story,” she adds.
“I was immediately blown away by the depth of the characters, the perfect blend of action and gore, the urgent ecological message, and how all these things would translate beautifully into a graphic novel,” says illustrator Karl Stevens. “It’s a joy and privilege to work with Titan Comics and Blumhouse on this project. I’m producing the best work of my career!”
“We wanted to reach deeper than the big picture doom-and-gloom of climate change narratives to tell a story specific to Four Corners, New Mexico, an amazing part of the world where every major source of energy is mined, and where the climate and resource crises are acutely felt,” explains Russell Goldman. “We wanted to use these themes to shape a story that feels intense, honest and unexpectedly aspirational.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, the comic is adapted from an original script penned by Curtis that will also be adapted to film by Comet Pictures and Blumhouse, the film will also be Curtis’s directorial debut. Russell Goldman will be co-writing the script and Karl Stevens will be the illustrator.
The Mother Nature graphic novel will be released in the fall of 2022.