Everyone is still thankful that Jordan Peele turned Warner Bros down when they offered him the chance to direct an American live-action adaptation of Akira. It isn’t that we don’t have faith in Peele, but that there’s no reason to ever make that film. Instead, the former Key & Peele star turned Oscar winner is staying in the same genre as his last film, Get Out, and is getting into production on his new social thriller, Us.
Along with the announcement of the film’s title and genre, Peele has also announced the movie’s main cast and it looks like he’s lined up some really impressive talent. The three actors that have been announced include Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss, and Winston Duke.
Here’s what Peele had to say about the new film:
“I wanna stay in the genre. While I was developing [Get Out] I was also simultaneously developing four other projects that I call social thrillers. Each one is meant to deal with a different human demon; a different monster that sort of lurks underneath the way that we interact with one another as human beings. So I hope to soon direct another one of these social thrillers—it’s not gonna be about race, it’ll be about something else, but it’s gonna be very cinematic and fun… To come up with the perfect monster for a horror movie we really need to look no further than the monster that is all of us. Not so much an individual psycho killer, but the humanity that gets lost between us.”