Jamie Lee Curtis explains how a one-word email kickstarted the Halloween trilogy

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Photo credit: Michael Tullberg - Getty Images

Jamie Lee Curtis has opened up about how the recent reboot of Halloween came about, and in fact, it was a simple one-word email.

In an interview with Variety, the actress said that producer Jason Blum wrote director David Gordon Green an email saying simply "Halloween?".

Following that Green, along with co-writer Danny McBride, came up with the new trilogy, and it was as easy as that.

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Photo credit: Universal

Curtis said the 2018 movie seems to mirror what is happening in the real world, with the #MeToo movement, and that the sequel Halloween Kills reflects the attacks on the United States Capitol earlier this year.

"We got to see in the 2018 movie that Laurie had become the personification of trauma," she said. "It married at the time when the #MeToo Movement was at its ascent.

"Here you have a movie about a woman traumatised for 40 years and she is now rising up. And it collided with what was happening globally."

"And what they've done with the second part of the trilogy was, "What happens when the rest of the people in that town get angry?" We made the movie and the uprisings that started to happen where people were taking to the streets – it was all happening with what was to be the release of our movie. Which is about mob violence."

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She said following that, "the mobs started to gather" in real life.

"And then January 6 happened – this was supposed to be released in October of last year and now we're watching a mob descend on the U.S. capital."

Curtis said the whole thing is like going full circle, the whole town is a victim of Michael Myers and they are angry.

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"That's what the next movie is about: the town of Haddonfield, all of the people in the town who were also victims of Michael Myers. There's a group of people who are very angry at the authorities and are going to take the law into their own hands."

A new trailer for Halloween Kills recently debuted, showing events returning to a classic franchise location.

Halloween Kills is set to be released in cinemas on October 15, 2021. Halloween is available to purchase on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K, and streaming now.

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