Life after Key & Peele doesn’t seem to have stopped Jordan Peele from moving forward. Earlier this week, reports were made that he will now begin working on a horror film entitled Get Out. For the upcoming project, Jordan will direct and produce the film centered around race with a horror plot.
Jordan Peele is writing and directing Get Out, a new spin on the horror-thriller genre, for Blumhouse Productions. The project originated at QC Entertainment, which is also producing. The film centers on a young African-American man who visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s family estate. “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,” said Peele in a statement.