Key & Peele has finally come to the end of its five season run on Comedy Central. The live-audience sketch show managed to tackle a diverse range of culturally relevant issues, though it will probably be remembered best for its humorous skits around African-American culture and race relations. Thanks to its talented creators, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele who wrote and starred in the show, the series has garnered critical acclaim and numerous Emmy nominations.
Now that the artists are free to explore other territory; both lining up a series of interesting projects including stoner comedy Keanu, Jordan Peele is set to make his directorial debut with horror studio Blumhouse. The project, named Get Out, is reported by The Wrap to focus on a young African-American man who visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s family estate. Which we’re guessing doesn’t turn out so well.
Check out what Peele had to say about the film below: “People know me for my work in comedy, but now I’ll get to focus on my passion for writing and directing horror films. Like comedy, horror has an ability to provoke thought and further the conversation on real social issues in a very powerful way. ‘Get Out’ takes on the task of exploring race in America, something that hasn’t really been done within the genre since ‘Night of the Living Dead’ 47 years ago. It’s long overdue”.
The film sounds like an interesting mix of of Peele‘s culturally concerned humour and Blumhouse’s atmospheric horror thrills. The studio recently upped its game with Joel Edgerton‘s The Gift and M. Night Shyamalan‘s The Visit, both of which performed well at the box office. Get Out will be produced by Donnie Darko‘s Sean McKittrick and the upcoming Hell Baby‘s Edward H Hamm Jr.