Jordan Peele Is Set to Shoot His Follow-Up to Get Out This Year
Get Out writer-producer-director Jordan Peele has revealed that he will film a new movie this year.
“I am currently writing it, and I’ll direct for Universal this year,” Peele told The Hollywood Reporter during his appearance at the Hollywood Masters series at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and TV. “I’m just trying to entertain myself again.”
He didn’t reveal anything about the plot, but said that the movie will likely be a genre piece, in the vain of Get Out.
Peele said: “One thing I know is that this is genre; and 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.”
The comedian recently told The Hollywood Reporter that he would “seriously consider” expanding the Get Out universe, saying: “[…] I feel like there's more story to tell. I don't know what it is now but there are some loose ends that want to be tied up."
"I would never want to do a sequel that just feels like for the sake of doing a sequel," he explained, recalling that it took eight years to write Get Out. "I would have to have a story that I feel like would take it up a notch."
He also addressed the process of writing his Oscar-nominated horror, which was originally called Get Out of the House. “I planned the plot over the course of four or five years. I sat down and wrote the actual script in two months, the first draft. … The second-to-last ending we actually shot [with] Daniel [Kaluuya] getting arrested, and six months later Rod [LilRel Howery's character] is coming, trying to help him figure out what this mysterious secret society was up to. And Chris [Kaluuya's character says], ‘Look, I made my sacrifice and I’m fine with that.’ Very dark, this gut punch.
“Before that, I had several different ones [endings]. There was a while where it was more of a gated community, and we get to Chris breaking out, but right before he breaks out he meets some sort of final test that we don’t know how it ends.
“We cut to Rod a couple months later, breaking into the gated community, going down the main street and seeing Chris just looking into the reflection of a window. And he goes: ‘Chris, I've been looking for you. Are you OK?’ And Chris turns to him and goes, ‘I assure you, I don’t know who you’re talking about.’"
The movie is penciled in for a 2019 release.
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