Last month Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele did a rundown of all their upcoming projects, and one of the most exciting was Peele’s plan to write and direct a horror movie. Not a horror-comedy, mind you— a “straight horror movie.” He also mentioned that he’s always been especially inspired by the more psychologically-driven classics of the genre, like The Stepford Wives and Rosemary’s Baby. He’s now given a few more details to Playboy (including a title), and the more he talks about this project, the more I simply cannot wait for it to be reality.
I’ve been spending the first half of my career focusing on comedy but my goal, in all honesty, is to write and direct horror movies. I have one that I’m working on with Darko Entertainment called Get Out - I don’t want to say too much about it, but it is one of the very, very few horror movies that does jump off of racial fears. That to me is a world that hasn’t been explored. Specifically, the fears of being a black man today. The fears of being any person who feels like they’re a stranger in any environment that is foreign to them. It deals with a protagonist that I don’t see in horror movies.
To hell with Marvel, what’s the timeline on this movie? Because just by the fact that it’s not playing in front of me right now, it’s not soon enough.