Jordan Peele is a hot name in Hollywood right now. His directorial debut “Get Out,” which he also wrote, debuted #1 at the box office and greatly outperformed expectations. On top of that, the film has an amazing 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, with the only “rotten” review coming from the routinely contrarian Armond White. Well, it seems Peele would like to stay in the thriller game with not one, but four (!) films over the next decade.
Speaking to Business Insider, the director said, “I have four other social thrillers that I want to unveil in the next decade.” These “social thrillers” would follow the same formula of horror, humor, and social commentary that fueled the success of “Get Out.”
He goes on to explain, “The best and scariest monsters in the world are human beings and what we are capable of especially when we get together. I’ve been working on these premises about these different social demons, these innately human monsters that are woven into the fabric of how we think and how we interact, and each one of my movies is going to be about a different one of these social demons.”
Social commentary has been a horror/thriller staple over the years. With George Romero using zombies to comment on the political climate, to pretty much every film by John Carpenter, Peele is just following in the footsteps of legendary filmmakers of the past. Of course, in recent years, thrillers and horror films have been sanitized quite a bit to appeal to huge audiences, so what Peele is doing now seems fresh and exciting to a generation that perhaps isn’t familiar with what came before.
It’s clear that Jordan Peele has a blank check in Hollywood right now, but he wants to stick with thrillers for the foreseeable future. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?