2017 was a brilliant year for horror movies, and the massive awards’ season buzz surrounding The Shape of Water and Get Out is proof our beloved genre is making some serious inroads into mainstream consciousness. The later film is especially noteworthy, considering Get Out is an indie film and the first directorial effort from Jordan Peele. It’s also a socially conscious film, something people don’t automatically consider when attending horror movies.
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Peele spoke about Get Out and what’s next on the horizon at a recent talk at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and TV as part of their Hollywood Masters series. One of the most interesting details in a recap article from The Hollywood Reporter was the revelation that Get Out was originally produced under the title Get Out of the House.
As for what’s next, here’s what he told THR:
Writer-producer-director Jordan Peele has committed to a new movie that he’ll make for Universal Pictures, which distributed his low-budget awards sleeper Get Out.
“I am currently writing it, and I’ll direct for Universal this year,” he said. “I’m just trying to entertain myself again.”
The three-time Oscar nominee revealed few details, except to say it would also be a genre movie, at least on the surface. “One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun genre of intrigue is my favorite. That’s my sweet spot. So I think tonally it should resemble Get Out. That said, I want to make a completely different movie. I want to address something different than race in the next one.”
Official Synopsis: Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.
We’ll keep you posted as details emerge. Stay tuned!