Jordan Peele Sets Next Horror Film at Universal for July 2022

This would be his third feature as a director

Jordan Peele photographed by Corina Marie for TheWrap
Jordan Peele (photographed by Corina Marie for TheWrap)

Jordan Peele has set the date for his next horror film, with Universal slating his next movie for July 22, 2022, the studio announced Monday.

No other details were made available at the time, but this would be Peele’s third feature after “Get Out” and “Us.”

Peele’s “Us” opened in March 2019 and made $255.1 million at the worldwide box office. Prior to that, “Get Out” also made $255 million in February 2017, with both films becoming widely critically acclaimed.

Whatever Peele puts out, it will contend with “Captain Marvel 2” and “Fantastic Beasts 3” also opening that same month, with the Warner Bros. Harry Potter sequel also slotting in on the release calendar earlier on Monday for one week earlier that summer.

While it’s not clear if it was the same project, we first heard about the untitled Jordan Peele film back in August when the Universal film was listed as one of several movies to qualify for a tax credit for shooting within California.

Peele is a producer and writer on “Candyman,” which was meant to open from Universal this year but due to the coronavirus was pushed back multiple times to August 27, 2021. The film is directed by Nia DaCosta and is a “spiritual sequel” of the 1992 horror film “Candyman.”

Peele is also a writer and producer on the animated horror film “Wendell and Wild,” for which he and his “Key and Peele” counterpart Keegan-Michael Key lend voice roles. And he’s an executive producer on the fantasy horror series “Lovecraft County” for HBO alongside J.J. Abrams.

As for other projects with Universal, Peele is producing a remake of Wes Craven’s 1991 campy horror film “The People Under the Stairs,” as well as another film with Issa Rae about gender identity called “Sinkhole.”


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