Jordan Peele Is the New Master of Horror
The American Jordan Peele has become the acclaimed new voice in the horror film scene with his two films Get Out and We. Already his debut caused a sensation due to the script rich in surprising twists. Financial success is not lacking. The cheaply made film turned into a huge success. His second film We were in no way inferior. So it’s no wonder that his film company Universal Pictures wants more of it. The production company secured a first-look deal with the celebrated young director last year.
Long-term Contract with Universal Pictures
Universal and Monkeypaw Productions have signed a five-year contract that gives Universal the right to be the first to realize Peele’s movies. If the company rejects a project, Peele can still implement it with other studios. That applies to projects in which the filmmaker is involved as a director or only as a producer. Peele has already signed a similar deal for television. Here he was able to get Amazon Studios for himself. The American has already laid the basis for numerous other projects and now can concentrate fully on implementation of his new and crazy ideas. With the Academy Award at the latest, a dream has come true for him. After all, Get Out did not only win big with the critics, but above all at the box office.
A Hole in The Garden
The next joint film project with Universal Studios is called Sinkhole. That is supposed to be a genre film about female identity. It is a film adaptation of a short story of the same name by the author Leyna Krow. Universal Pictures is said to have spent a seven-digit sum for the rights to the film. The story is about a family of young lovers who are moving into their dream home to live happily ever after. The massive Sinkhole in the garden does not seem to bother the new residents at the beginning. That should have mysterious powers and be able to repair broken things. At the core of the story is what would happen if the hole could bring a person back to life too? Rumors say that Issa Rae is going to play the leading role.
The Academy nominated the actress, film producer, screenwriter and director for eight Emmys for her HBO series Insecure. Jordan Peele will again direct and produce the film. The author is also there as a producer, which speaks for a faithful implementation of the story. That revolves around the idea of feminine perfection and the crazy desire to create women perfect in every way. Sinkhole is supposed to be a mixture of horror and psychological science fiction. This mix of genres fits perfectly with Jordan Peele. He had already incorporated numerous styles into his first two works and expressed himself socially critical with his stories. Further information on Sinkhole is not revealed yet, as well as, the full cast, the start of filming and the release date are still a secret.