Jordan Peele is reportedly already working on the follow-up to his instant classic horror flick Get Out.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions recently signed a lucrative first-look overall production deal with Universal Pictures. The two-year deal calls for him to produce a wide range of projects. He has stated in the past that he wants to provide more opportunities to people from communities who are largely overlooked in Hollywood. But the first priority is to make a follow-up to Get Out.
The film made $194 million on a $5 million budget. So of course, Universal wants more of that.
“Through extraordinary imagination and fearless humor, Jordan has proven himself to be a game-changer who is driven to tell stories that are as commercially entertaining as they are disruptive and provocative,” said Universal chairman Donna Langley in a statement. “The entire Universal family takes great pride in his incomparable filmmaking debut, and feel fortunate that this studio will be Jordan’s home for many years to come.”
“I am thrilled to continue the work we started together on Get Out — pushing the boundaries of storytelling, not only on the next film but with all of Monkeypaw’s future projects,” said Peele in another statement.
In case you haven’t seen Get Out yet, film is arriving on Digital HD on May 9, and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on May 23. These versions will also include scenes that did not make the final cut.