Comedian Jordan Peele is going to write and direct a horror film called ‘Get Out’ for Blumhouse. It will be a new spin on the horror-thriller genre and centers around a young African-American man who is visiting the estate of his Caucasian girlfriend’s family.
Peele Said “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.”
Jason Blum and QC Entertainment’s Sean Kittrick and Edward H. Hamm Jr. are producing. Couper Samuelson (Blumhouse) and QC’s Ray Mansfield and Shaun Redick are executive producing.