Comedian Jordan Peele will write and direct the horror film "Get Out".
Despite his funny man status on the Comedy Central series "Key and Peele," this will be a straight up horror film.
Talking about the project Peele tells Playboy:
"I've been spending the first half of my career focusing on comedy but my goal, in all honesty, is to write and direct horror movies. I have one that I'm working on with Darko Entertainment called Get Out – I don't want to say too much about it, but it is one of the very, very few horror movies that does jump off of racial fears. That to me is a world that hasn't been explored. Specifically, the fears of being a black man today. The fears of being any person who feels like they're a stranger in any environment that is foreign to them. It deals with a protagonist that I don't see in horror movies"
Though he's keen on getting into horror, Peele is already attached to numerous big screen comedy projects like a reboot of the Police Academy franchise a film version of their popular sketch "Substitute Teacher"and the stolen cat tale "Keanu ".