On top of the world! Universal makes a deal with Jordan Peale

FROM A PRESS RELEASE: Peale has entered into a five year deal with Universal..


Under the deal, Universal is developing Peele’s next two films which he will direct, write, and produce. Peele and Monkeypaw will also produce original films under their banner.

Monkeypaw and Universal previously teamed on Peele’s “Get Out” and “Us,” both of which became commercial successes and critical hits. Monkeypaw also produced Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman”.

Monkeypaw is currently in production on the new “Candyman” film written by Peele and Rosenfeld and directed by Nia DaCosta. Universal Pictures will release that on June 12th 2020.

Now not from the press release, but the HORROR REPORT..

Peale has mastered the macabre art of horror, he has showcased immense talent and political commentary through the surreal and horrific.. He has explored the deeper sense of what it is to be a human, an American.. and African American..

Undoubtedly more films with social commentary will follow.

And for those who don’t think horror and politics mix well, don’t forget that Friday the 13th was a commentary on 1980s Christianity and Night of the Living Dead was a message on race relations..

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