‘Get Out’ was a modestly-budgeted horror movie made by Jordan Peele, known more as a comedic actor than an auteur. But hitting at a time when racial relations are strained, to say the least, it tapped into the zeitgeist and a discussion topic that wouldn’t die down. It became a rare horror movie that went on to achieve acclaim at a critical level with Peele taking home the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
‘Get Out’ certainly isn’t a film that one would look at as a franchise-starter, but could it be? Producer Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions said that he would love to see another movie in this reality but on one condition.
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“If Jordan wants to do a sequel, I’ll do it in a second, but it has to come from Jordan Peele. I think he’s flirting with the idea.”
Luckily, that seems like something that Peele may actually be interested in. In February, he stated:
“I will definitely, seriously consider it. I love that universe and feel like there’s more story to tell. I don’t know what it is now, but there are some loose ends, if you know the movie.”
Indeed, not only did the film’s protagonist Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) survive, with the help of his best friend Rod Williams (Lil Rey Howrey), but technically, so did Chris’ deceitful girlfriend Rose Armitage (Allison Williams). Though Chris came close to strangling her, ultimately he left her for dead and escaped her family’s rural estate.
And were there other victims of the Armitages’ nefarious brain-swapping schemes? Could Rose possibly continue their work after the deaths of her parents and brother?
As for Peele, he is preparing to direct his second film, ‘Us’ starring Elisabeth Moss, Lupita Nyong’o, and Winston Duke, which is another “social horror-thriller.” He is also producing Spike Lee’s upcoming ‘BlacKkKlansman’. On TV, Peele is producing TBS’s ‘The Last O.G.’ and the upcoming ‘Twilight Zone’ and ‘Lovecraft Country’.
Would you like to see a second ‘Get Out’ or would it be better for Peele to leave well enough alone?