Jordan Peele’s Next Thriller is A Go at Universal

Fresh off the success of Get Out, easily the most exciting new film thus far in 2017, Jordan Peele has agreed to a production deal with Universal Studios.

From the report over at THR:

The studio has signed Peele to a first-look overall production deal with his Monkeypaw Productions banner.

Under the two-year deal, Universal stakes a claim to Peele’s next film, an untitled social thriller that he will write, direct and produce. That project is looking to have a larger canvas than Get Out as the budget will be about five times bigger than his low-budget movie Peele made with producer Jason Blum.

The deal comes as nearly every studio had been chasing to work with Peele, who wrote and directed the breakout thriller released in February that became a cultural phenomenon thanks to its creative way of tackling racial issues. The movie, which Universal released, has grossed over $194 million worldwide and was made a budget of about $5 million. The studio moved swiftly and aggressively to bring the actor-filmmaker into the fold.

So we get Peele’s next socio-political thriller with a little more scratch behind it, and whatever project he might have up over the next two years. This is exciting stuff for fans of Get Out. And, honestly, who doesn’t love Get Out?

Let the Jordan Peele follow-up film countdown begin.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.