GET OUT: Jordan Peele To Write And Direct Horror Flick
Well now. This is very interesting news. The Wrap is reporting that Jordan Peele, one half of the sketch comedy duo Key & Peele will write and direct a horror flick called Get Out for Blumhouse Productions and QC Entertainment.
The "racially-themed horror-thriller" will be about 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.
Fans of Key & Peele know that when Peele and co-star Keegan-Michael Key have done horror themed sketches on their soon-to-end sketch show that they could be either hilarious or effectively scary. Their passion for the horror genre was well represented. It will be very interesting to see what Peele pulls off with this new project of his.