Acclaimed horror director and comedian Jordan Peele is set to come Out with another project, and this time he’s taking on the likes of Wes Craven. Peele is looking to do a remake of Craven’s 1991 horror satire film “The People Under The Stairs” with Universal. According to Collider, Peele will be in the producer seat with Win Rosenfield by means of their production house, Monkeypaw. It is not to be expected that Peele will direct, though it’s still up in the air has whether or not he will write the script.
The original Wes Craven movie, starring Brandon Adams, Wendy Robie, Ving Rhames, Everett McGill & A.J. Langer will be celebrating its 29th anniversary this November first. The plot involved 2 adults and a young boy that seek to steal a rare coin collection from a house owned by a strange old couple, the Robesons. The three of them become trapped in the house.
This upcoming project will be the first remake of a Wes Craven movie since his death in 2015. It is known that Craven was in the process of developing a People Under The Stairs TV show with SyFy, and was described as being “a contemporary Downton Abbey meets Amityville Horror” despite it never being released. The TV show would have been centered around “a young woman [who] goes missing at the grand Robeson Family Manor” and the “centuries-old horrors that lie deep within the estate.”
According to Colider, the Jordan Peele remake of the film will be in the spirit of the original with an emphasis on social/cultural commentary. Other credits of Peele include “Get Out”, “Us”, he acted as executive producer for the HBO series “Lovecraft Country” and he acts as Narrator for the CBS All Access show “The Twilight Zone” taking the place of original narrator Rod Serling in the original Twilight Zone series.
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