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Get Out Director Jordan Peele To Remake The People Under the Stairs

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Get Out Director Jordan Peele To Remake The People Under the Stairs

Get Out and Us director and screenwriter Jordan Peele has found his next project. He will produce a remake of Wes Craven's 1991 classic The People Under the Stairs.

According to Collider, Jordan will produce the film for Universal Studios, the same studio behind his two must-watch horror films.

Jordan Peele is working on a new project! (Credit: Universal)
Jordan Peele is working on a new project! (Credit: Universal)

The original The People Under The Stairs is a horror satire and it starred Brandon Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, A.J. Langer and Ving Rhames. In the film, a young boy and two adult burgulars break in to a house belonging to a strange couple in a bid to steal their collection of rare coins. They soon become trapped inside the house and, after discovering a disturbing truth about the strange couple who occupy it, must fight for their lives.

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It has since received attention for its biting depiction of gentrification and capitalism - and Jordan Peele is no stranger to weaving in a range of societal concerns and themes into his films. It sounds like a perfect fit.

Before his death in 2015, Craven was said to be working on a television adaption of The People Under the Stairs. The adaptation was said to be a mix of a contemporary Downton Abbey meets The Amityville Horror, and would follow a young woman who went missing at a grand family manor.

The late director was also behind several horror movie classics including A Nightmare on Elm Street starring a young Johnny Depp, as well as directing the first four Scream movies.

Wes Craven on the set of Red Eye (Credit: PA)
Wes Craven on the set of Red Eye (Credit: PA)
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Peele's new film marks the first Craven project to be remade or adapted since he passed away. Though Peele is not expected to direct the film himself, it remains unclear whether he will write the script alongside co-producer Win Rosenfeld.

Peele hasn't announced his next movie as director but he co-wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Candyman movie, a sequel to the original 1992 horror film that was delayed from its 2020 release date due to Covid-19. He currently voices the character Ghost of Duke Ellington in the hit Netflix animated comedy Big Mouth.

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We can't wait to see what Jordan Peele has in store for us!

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Topics: Film News, Entertainment News, TV and Film, Horror

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