Jordan Peele is giving too much info about his next film, but he is stating that it could be one that is his ‘favorite movie’ as long as he makes it right.
Peele was on track to be making his fourth studio solo directorial effort with Universal Pictures, but the strike as of late delayed the project in 2023. Filming will most likely start later this year as well.
“This has been…obviously, it’s been an interesting year because the writer’s strike had had me in a state of listening, and that’s where I need to be,” Peele said on the “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” podcast when asked about his new movie. “I do feel like my next project is clear to me, and I’m psyched that I have another film that, you know, could be my favorite movie if I make it right.”
Peele has remained selective on his projects after the release of “Get Out,” Us” and even “Nope.”
The fourth movie does not have a project title name as of this time but would most likely open around the time of Christmas of 2024. Yet due to the recent strike, the movie was pulled from the calendar slate. A new release date has not been announced, but 2025 seems like a likely timeline.
Peele’s debut feature, the 2017 psychological horror film “Get Out,” became a critical and commercial smash, grossing $255 million and earning four Oscar nominations, including best picture.
Peele went on to take home the Oscar for best original screenplay. The director also went on to produce the 2019 thriller “Us” which generated $255 million worldwide.
“Nope” also went on to gross more than $170 million globally and once again saw “Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya on the project.
Asked by Variety on the “Nope” world premiere red carpet about what he’s planning for his fourth directorial effort, Peele responded, “I always have something I’m working on that I’m trying to figure out. As time goes by, the world gives me awfulness to interpret.”
Peele also admitted after releasing “Get Out” that he had “four other social thrillers that I want to unveil in the next decade,” but he told the Associated Press in 2022 that he’s not slowing down on the genre anytime soon.
“I feel like I’m off to the races,” Peele said. “I just don’t know if I could limit how many films I have that are me. I’m starting to lose sight of what I would be doing if I wasn’t doing movies like this. So I would say the project has extended.”
Listen to Peele’s full interview on the “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” podcast here.