Get Out is one of the best films of 2017 so far, with its pin-sharp direction and themes of the fetishisation of black people and the facade of ‘liberal’ America.
While we wouldn’t want a direct sequel, The New York Times reports that the film’s producer Jason Blum is working on a horror film set in rural America about black lesbians, and we’re excited.
The producer has paired with Dee Rees, the writer and director known for Pariah and Bessie, to bring her vision to life.
The publication recounts a meeting between the two at the Sundance Film Festival, where Rees told him: “You’ve got me and my wife, two black lesbians, and when we first moved in, we fought every day over all these little things: ‘Why is this over there? Did you move that?’
“Maybe it was a ghost. Or maybe it was some other force – like us not wanting to be there or fitting in.”
We can imagine if this is marketed as a spiritual successor to Get Out, it could become as big a success as Jordan Peele’s directorial debut.
Dee Rees’s most recent work is Mudbound, which premiered at this year’s Sundance and was purchased for distribution by Netflix. The period drama, which is set in in Mississippi, stars Carey Mulligan and Mary J Blige.
Read our review of Get Out right here.
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