Hit Film Get Out Might Be Getting The Sequel Treatment

OMG February 7, 2018 By Hugo

One cinema's surprise hits of 2017, Get Out, may be getting a sequel according to its director.

Jordan Peel's dark, satirical comedy about race relations in the U.S., grossed over $200m at the box office from a measly $4.5m budget, surpassing all expectations.

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The film featured rising British star Daniel Kaluuya as an African-American man visiting his Caucasian girlfriend's parents for the first time.

While we aren't in the business of revealing any spoilers, Peel's film gets weird pretty quickly, with the uneasy experience of 'meeting the parents' coupled with the cringe racial comments from the father (if he could have voted for Obama for a third term he would have) leading to a series of paranormal events that were near-Hitchcockian.  

The masterful, contemporary storytelling proved a hit with critics too, with the focus on passive liberal racism as opposed to more extreme, alt-right versions making for a film that wasn't only a great horror flick, but a superb critique of the everyday racism ubiquitous to areas of the country we wouldn't usually imagine.

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In recognition of this film's success, it has been nominated for Best Director, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, while Kaluuya's performance has been recognized with a nomination in the Best Actor category.

Speaking of the rumours of a sequel, Peele told The Hollywood Reporter, "I will definitely, seriously consider it. I love that universe and feel like there's more story to tell. I don't know what it is now, but there are some loose threads."

With Get Out being Peele's first film, he looks likely to follow in the success of other prominent black directors such as Steve McQueen and Spike Lee and hopefully encourage other black people to pursue the craft.

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