Jason Blum Would be Interested in ‘Get Out 2,’ but Only with Jordan Peele; “He’s Flirting with the Idea”

The 2017 financial and critical hit, Get Out, was almost guaranteed a sequel, as most box office successes are. The film’s $4.5 million budget was turned into a $176 million domestic gross, far and away one of the most profitable films 0f 2017. The film garnered four Oscar nominations, taking home the statue for Best Original Screenplay.

Variety reported in an interview with the indie/horror producer, also the creator of the production company Blumhouse, some hints as to the fate of the potential follow-up to the horror hit. Producer Jason Blum would be open to a sequel, “If Jordan wants to do a sequel, I’ll do it in a second, but it has to come from Jordan Peele.” Blum then gave hope to horror-lovers stating, “I think he’s flirting with the idea.”

At the Independant Spirit Awards last year Peele expressed to US Weekly that he’s “not closed off to a sequel,” later expressing:

“Look, the producers and I agree. This is not the kind of movie you make a sequel just to make a sequel and make more money, this movie transcends the business that it did. So if I can get a story that feels worthy as a follow-up in this world, we’ll do it and if not, then absolutely not.”

Horror sequels don’t always work as planned, especially to critically acclaimed contemporary hits. Sinister II, Insidious: Chapter II, Final Destination 2, and Saw II all made considerably less money than their original and also took a dive in critical reception. Though, most were given a sequel based off their success and not a well-written script, so knowing Peele and Blum are waiting for the right story to come across is welcomed news.

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Mark A. Silba

Mark is the founder and editor-in-chief at Cinema 35. He currently has his BA in Film and Media studies from Arizona State University. He currently lives in Gilbert, AZ where he spends most of his time seeing the latest theatrical releases.

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