“Get out” of Comedy and into Horror

In 2012, comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele created what would become one of the successful comedy sketch shows on television, “The Key and Peele show”. Unfortunately,  after five strong seasons “The Key and Peele show” will end after this broadcast season. Both Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have increased appearances in feature films, television shows and each are producing their own side projects.

No, we’re not covering the comedy genre here on Decaymag.com. On the contrary, Jordan Peele one half of the creative comedy duo of “The Key and Peele show” announced he wrote and set to direct a horror-thriller for Blumhouse Productions titled: “Get Out”.  The basic overview of the Horror film, “Get out” centers on:

“A young African-American man who visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s family estate.”

Judging by the plot summary “Get Out” appears to center on true life experiences most African American males have encountered when in a mixed relationship. Jordan Peele it seems will be utilizing Horror as an artistic medium to provide a glimpse on modern racial social issues.  In a statement regarding his upcoming Horror project, “Get Out” Jordan Peele states :

“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.”

Producing the Horror film, “Get Out” are BlumHouse; Jason Blum and QC Entertainment; Sean McKittrick and Edward H. Hamm Jr Executive Producing are Blumhouse; Couper Samuelson  and QC Entertainment; Ray Mansfield and Shaun Redick. Further details on Jordan Peele’s Horror film, “Get Out” is currently unavailable. Stay tuned, Decaymag.com will post updates on this story when news develops.

Source: Deadline


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