Jamie Lee Curtis Calls Virus a "Piece of Sh*t I Made in the '90s"

Jamie Lee Curtis Calls Virus a “Piece of Sh*t I Made in the ’90s”

Posted by April 25, 2018 Comment

Jamie Lee Curtis has been talking about Halloween at CinemaCon, taking place today. And the revival courtesy of Jason Blum. She said:

“It is still terrifying in its simplicity. Jason Blum has enthusiasm like a virus, and a good virus, not the piece of shit The Virus I made in the ’90s.”

Virus, for those who don’t remember, was a 1999 horror film directed by visual effects artist John Bruno and based on the Dark Horse comic book of the same name by co-screenwriter Chuck Pfarrer. Dark Horse owner Mike Richardson was an executive producer.

It starred Jamie Lee Curtis, William Baldwin, and Donald Sutherland, and told the story of a ship beset by a malevolent extraterrestrial entity that seeks to turn humanity into cyborg slaves.

It flopped, critically and commercially. It grossed $30 million worldwide against a budget of $75 million. It has a 9% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. So, you know, I guess someone liked it… and it turns out that it’s Bleeding Cool’s general manager who just told me “Haha. It’s funny… I really like that movie. It’s a good combo of sf/horror.”

But Jamie really doesn’t. And she’s not letting it go. In 2003 she told IGN:

“Virus is so bad that it’s shocking… That would be the all-time piece of shit…It’s just dreadful… That’s the only good reason to be in bad movies. Then when your friends have [bad] movies you can say ‘Ahhhh, I’ve got the best one. I’m bringing Virus.'”

Well, you know, it has its 20th anniversary next year — are you sure there’s no chance of an anniversary revival, Jamie? Mike Richardson tells me ‘Jamie was great to work with. We had to overcome a number of problems to get the movie made. In the end, it was a great project with a great cast hurt by issues having nothing to do with Jamie. She was the best and I share her love of Halloween.’

Here’s a reminder…

(Last Updated April 25, 2018 3:25 pm )

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