What exactly has Jordan Peele been up to on the movie front? It’s been over a year since his social-horror film Get Out hit theaters, and while he’s undoubtedly been busy in the wake of that success, we haven’t been given much of an idea of what his next movie is.
Sadly, that trend continues today, but it sounds like he’ll be getting to that film very soon. Speaking with THR, the filmmaker said:
“I am currently writing it, and I’ll direct for Universal this year. I’m just trying to entertain myself again.”
Peele didn’t delve into any story specifics, but it sounds like fans of his directorial debut will find a lot to like here:
“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.”
That’s definitely a good move. It’d be easy for a filmmaker like him to get put in the box as the guy who does movies about racism, but to shift his acute sensibilities to another topic altogether will help to make his voice feel fresh. Between that, and whatever work he’s doing on The Twilight Zone series, I think fans will surely be getting their fill of genre stories.
Can you think of any other social topics a movie of Peele’s can cover? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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