Jordan Peele is prepping his next genre reinvention, which is set to begin production later this year. Peele, whose directorial debut Get Out was one of the best and biggest films of 2017, told the Hollywood Reporter that he's currently penning the script for his highly anticipated follow-up.
For his sophomore feature, Peele is aiming for something tonally similar to Get Out. "I am currently writing it, and I'll direct for Universal this year," Peele told THR during his appearance at the Hollywood Masters series at Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and TV. "I'm just trying to entertain myself again."
As expected, Peele wasn't able to offer a myriad of details, confirming only that he would continue exploring how to push the boundaries of genre filmmaking. "One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun genre of intrigue is my favorite," he 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." Back in May, Universal set a 2019 release for an "untitled social thriller" from Peele, which is likely the project in question.
Peele previously entertained the idea of a Get Out sequel, though that's clearly not the mystery project he was teasing at Loyola. "I will definitely, seriously consider it," he said earlier this month at an Oscars event. For Peele, there's definitely "more story to tell," though he's not yet sure what that entails.
When the untitled project starts shooting later this year, Peele will be coming off multiple Academy Award nominations (or wins!), a wave of nearly unanimous critical acclaim, and huge box office numbers for his inaugural feature. You'd be a complete dolt to not be excited about what Peele does next.