With the success of the psychological thriller Get Out, director Jordan Peele has been in incredibly high demand and very aware that the best time to strike is while the iron is hot. This knowledge has prompted him to continue working on a follow-up project this year.
Get Out, Peele’s directorial debut, earned an Oscar nomination, and now, he’s confirmed that he’s returning to the director’s role to shoot an untitled new work.
“My next film, I am currently writing it and I’ll direct for Universal this year, I’m just trying to entertain myself again,” Peele tells The Hollywood Reporter, adding that he wants to “focus on stories that are true to me.”
The succeeding film to Get Out will continue down the same path, he explained, but won’t carry the same racial narrative. “One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun genre of intrigue is my favorite,” Peele said. “That’s my sweet spot. So I think tonally it should resemble Get Out. That said, I want to make a completely different movie. I want to address something different than race in the next one.”
Outside of major motion pictures, Peele is also currently working on a reboot of Rod Serling’s classic TV series, The Twilight Zone, as well as a show about 1970’s nazi hunters.