It would appear that M. Night Shyamalan isn’t the only genre filmmaker who likes to keep horror fans in suspense.
Jordan Peele–the Academy Award-winning screenwriter for 2017’s Get Out–this week said he is writing, directing and producing a new horror film for Universal Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter. But all that is known about the project at this early stage is that it is scheduled to hit theaters July 22, 2022.
This new film–Peele’s third in the director’s chair–does not have a title or a specific storyline as of this writing. But the prolific filmmaker did drop some hints concerning his future movie plans.
Peele, in an earlier interview, said he has “four social thrillers” that he wants to “unveil in the next decade.” He added that he believes “the best and scariest monsters in the world are human beings and what we are capable of.”
He said he has been “working on these premises about these different social demons…and each of my movies is going to be about a different one of these demons.”
The director is looking to build on his success in the wake of Get Out–which took home an Oscar and grossed $255 million worldwide on a budget of just $4.5 million–and last year’s Us–that repeated those enormous box office numbers, grossing another $255 million worldwide on a $20-million budget.
And, if you think Peele is content to rest on those laurels–think again. The highly anticipated (and much-delayed) reboot of Candyman–which Peele co-wrote and produced–is slated for an August. 27, 2021 theatrical release, and he is teaming up again with Universal on a remake of Wes Craven’s 1991 The People Under the Stairs.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Jordan Peele’s latest horror entry.