We don’t know about y’all, but ‘The People Under the Stairs” was definitely creepy af, so a Jordon Peele remake definitely has us intrigued.
An emerging King of Horror, who tends to center Black characters (many who don’t die), Jordon Peele, best known for his Oscar Award winning film, Get Out, is reported to be preparing to produce a remake of the 1990s Wes Craven classic, The People Under the Stairs.
According to reports, Peele will be collaborating with Win Rosenfield, to remake the film under their Monkeypaw Productions banner for Universal Pictures.
Reportedly, Peele “is not expected to direct the film himself,” but will serve as producer. This is Peele’s second remake he’ll have produced, the first being the anxiously awaited Nia DaCosta directed remake of Candyman.
In the original film distributed by Universal, the story centers on a pair of theives and a young boy who while attempting to rob their landlords, discover they are insane, and seemingly enjoys kidnapping and keeping hostage a small village of people under the stairs.
Peele’s Lovecraft Country series on HBO MAX was recently received by largely favorable reviews, so we’re excited to see the direction he takes with The People Under the Stairs. Will you be watching?
Check out the original trailer below.