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Jordan Peele Will Work On People Under The Stairs Remake

Jordan Peele Will Work On People Under The Stairs Remake

Oscar winning director Jordan Peele looks set to work on a remake of The People Under the Stairs for Universal.

According to Collider, the 41-year-old will produce the new film alongside Win Rosenfeld via their Monkeypaw Productions banner. Although Peele is not expected to direct the film himself, it remains unclear whether he and/or Rosenfeld will have a hand in writing the script.

Peele worked with the film studio on his massively successful movies Get Out and Us.

Jordan Peele. Credit: PA
Jordan Peele. Credit: PA
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The People Under the Stairs was originally released in 1991 and was written and directed by Wes Craven. It starred Brandon Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, and A. J. Langer.

The American horror comedy follows a young boy and two robbers who find themselves trapped in a house after breaking in to steal a collection of rare coins.

The People Under the Stairs. Credit: Universal
The People Under the Stairs. Credit: Universal

As yet there are no other details on cast, or any potential release dates available, but fans of Peele will have extremely high hopes following on from Us which had the biggest original horror movie opening weekend ever.

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It was released on 22 March 2019 (the year we weren't locked in our homes), and it raked in a whopping $70 million in the opening weekend.

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This financial success means that the film received the biggest ever opening for an original horror.

As well as holding a 94 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Us passed 2018's A Quiet Place which bagged $50m in its first weekend, according to NME.

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Us follows the story of a woman called Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o) and her family, who, following a trip to the beach, are met by a group of menacing figures who are identical mirror images of the happy family.

Reviewing the film, Joe Morgenstern from The Wall Street Journal wrote: "It's compulsory seeing for everyone who loves the horror genre, the movie medium and the notion of saying sage things about contemporary life without straying from entertainment's twisty path."

Steve Crum of Video-Reviewmaster.com echoed those thoughts, saying: "You know a movie is really scary when audience members at the preview keep yelling at the screen, 'Don't open that door!' and 'Look out!' (I didn't say such, but I sure thought it.)"

Meanwhile, Rene Sanchez of Cine Sin Fronteras added: "Lupita Nyong'o's powerhouse performance finds its equal in Jordan Peele's masterful storytelling. A horror tale that confronts us with the social problems that lie beneath the surface."

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