Fresh off of the critical success of  War Horse, Richard Curtis is looking to hop back into the director’s chair this summer with self-written ‘low-budget time travel feature’ About Time. And excuse the terrible pun but it’s about time he did get back to making films because they’re ever so lovely when he does. Ever since Love Actually Richard Curtis could literally murder someone and I would think that it was a kind-hearted gesture (well not literally of course, that would be very naïve of me). I think what I’m trying to say is that I just want to give him a hug.

His new project is in production with Working Title with head honcho Tim Bevan telling The Hollywood Reporter that casting is underway for the project with hopes that principal photography will start “sometime this summer”.

The project follows on from 2009’s The Boat That Rocked, a film so nostalgic for a time that I didn’t even live through that I couldn’t help but get a bit wistful, and 2003’s Love Actually, which was just completely lovely in a way that should have made me feel dirty for watching it, but didn’t. I have no regrets.

Other films in his beautifully schmaltzy pipeline include a collaboration with the eminently punchable Ben Elton and a film called Trash that he is writing for the stony-souled Stephen Daldry.

It’ll be interesting to see what Curtis does with a film that isn’t primarily about new love, lost love, angry love, lovely love, huggy love, kissy love, ’60s love, coming of age love or Hugh Grant. However let’s still hope he brings some of that homely British charm along for the ride as well. Look out for it in 2013.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter