Ever since Jordan Peele announced the upcoming release of his next horror film ‘Us’ we’ve all been dying to know more. The director has released a new still from the film as long as some brief commentary as to what to expect from it. He’s previously shared that unlike ‘Get Out’ this one won’t be about race, but more of putting a spotlight on how someone different “invading” our homes can bring about fear in people. As the monsters in this film look like twisted versions of the main characters, this isn’t likely going to be political commentary about illegal immigration either as some critics might try to jump on.
This new image shows us “Winston Duke (top), Lupita Nyong’o and Evan Alex star as family members fighting off their malevolent doppelgangers in the horror film “Us.”
As Peele is diving more into horror in this film, he is stressing that this will be a “scarier” experience and that the twisted and dangerous versions of the main cast are seeing are there because:
“As a country that seems obsessed with the idea of the outsider coming to take what’s ours, it felt appropriate to tell a story where the enemies have our face, and the invader is not what we expect or tend to fear.”
The best part about the film for Peele though is likely that he gets to pay homage to creators such as “Hitchcock, Spielberg, Kubrick – everybody’s in there in some way” who are his cinematic moviemaking heroes.
Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Us’? How do you think this family will survive the twisted versions of themselves which seem to be trying to take their lives? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Us, from Monkeypaw
Productions stars Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning
to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke),
and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway.
Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by
a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she
grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family.
After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth
Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to
their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four
figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway.
‘Us’ pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves. Writer and director Peele produces for his Monkeypaw Productions alongside Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, and Monkeypaw’s Ian Cooper. Us will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, March 15, 2019.
Source: USA Today.