Jamie Lee Curtis recently talked bout how the new Halloween trilogy is coincidentally inspired by social issues like the MeToo movement and the Capitol Hill Attack..
The film, set to be released in October, was shaped by events of the planet, according to the star.. #MeeToo in 2018, and mob violence later.. With the delay of Halloween Kills from 2020 to 21, more of that mob violence was on display in the world..
“This all began when Jason Blum wrote David Gordon Green a one-word email: ‘Halloween?’ And David and Danny McBride conceived a trilogy. We got to see in the 2018 movie that Laurie had become the personification of trauma. It married at the time when the MeToo Movement was at it’s ascent. Here you have a movie about a woman traumatized 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. So somehow they intuited in understanding that the next wave of trauma is rage. They wrote a movie about mob violence and five months later, the mobs started to gather. We were supposed to come out a year ago. And then Jan. 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. 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.”