Jordan Peele To Write and Direct Horror Film GET OUT For Blumhouse
Key & Peele just ended and I miss it already, but thankfully the talented Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are already busy with upcoming projects. The duo is reuniting to work on a stolen kitten film called Keanu, and now The Wrap reports that Peele is branching off to write and direct a new horror film called Get Out for Blumhouse Productions.
The project will explore race as it "follows a young African-American man who visits his Caucasian girlfriend's family estate." Peele had this to say:
“People know me for my work in comedy, but now I’ll get to focus on my passion for writing and directing horror films. Like comedy, horror has an ability to provoke thought and further the conversation on real social issues in a very powerful way. ‘Get Out’ takes on the task of exploring race in America, something that hasn’t really been done within the genre since ‘Night of the Living Dead’ 47 years ago. It’s long overdue.”
Young black men are rare as protagonists in horror films, so it'll be nice to see Peele upend one of the genre's tropes, make us think a little bit, and hopefully bring some memorable scares to the screen at the same time.