The Jordan Peele Produced ‘Candyman’ Has Its Release Date Pushed Back A Few Months

Most people have been referring to this upcoming ‘Candyman‘ reboot as “Jordan Peele’s Candyman” but it is not Peele’s film, at least not entirely.

Yes, he did help write the script and he produced the movie, but he’s not the director. This reboot is actually being directed by Nia DaCosta, the writer/director behind the 2018 indie flick, Little Woods.

People were pretty hyped for Candyman, especially after the highly entertaining trailer was released earlier this year.

Sadly, people are going to have to wait a few extra months to see it. The horror remake was set to be released June 12, but thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s being pushed back until September 25.

And like we have been mentioning, this reshuffling of release dates for the major films is going to cause some mayhem with the distribution schedule for studios. Smaller films might get pushed off the schedule completely.

Universal was set to release a musical drama centered around the world of youth choirs titled ‘Praise This’ on September 25, but now it has been removed from the schedule. No new release date has been announced.

‘Us’ Has Record Breaking $70 Million Opening Weekend At Box Office

We love being right. Last week, we told you that the experts were predicting Jordan Peele’s latest horror film ‘Us‘ would take home around $45 or $50 million during its opening weekend, which would have been acceptable.

But we knew the projections were off. We told you ‘Us’ had a great chance of hitting the $70 million mark, and guess what? It did just that.

Peele is celebrating today after his second directorial effort was a huge success at the box office. The $70 million total means ‘Us’ now has the largest weekend for an original horror movie ever.

Overseas, ‘Us’ launched with $16.7 million from 47 international territories for a global start of $86.95 million. That number is all the more impressive considering Universal and Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions spent a modest $20 million to make “Us,” not including marking and distribution fees, meaning the movie quadrupled its production cost in less than a week.

Absolutely incredible. For those who don’t remember, Peele’s first movie ‘Get Out‘ made $33 million during its opening weekend.

We don’t know why these “experts” continue to underestimate black filmmakers like Jordan Peele, but whatever, they’ll catch on one day.

If you haven’t watched ‘Us’ yet, you should definitely check it out. I’m not going to sit here and pretend everything makes sense in the movie, but it was incredibly entertaining. I enjoyed it more than Get Out.

Jordan Peele’s Upcoming Horror Flick ‘Us’ Set For $35 Million Opening, But We Think The Number Will Be Higher!

On March 22, Jordan Peele’s latest horror-thriller ‘Us‘ will hit theaters, and according to the early tracking numbers, it’s expected to make around $35 million during its opening weekend.

For those who don’t remember, his first horror-thriller ‘Get Out‘ made $255 million worldwide, but only made $33 million during its opening weekend.

‘Get Out’ continued to perform at the box office for weeks after its initial release because of great word of mouth. No one was really sure about Jordan Peele the horror director at the time, but when everyone who saw the film was like, “You have to see this!” people started to buy in.

But with ‘Us’ being his second feature, I don’t think people will need to be convinced this time. People are already excited, and the $35 million opening number seems low. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it hit $50 million, and I have numbers to back it up.

You see, ‘Us’ will be premiering at the SXSW Festival on March 8, which is very similar to how A Quiet Place premiered last year. It had a premiere on March 9 at SXSW, and then was released four weeks later. It made $50 million during its opening weekend.

As long as ‘Us’ performs well with critics and the audience at SXSW, I don’t see why it can’t reach $50 million as well.

The Second Trailer For Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Has Been Released, Check It Out Inside!

The Super Bowl was incredibly boring last night. Most of the commercials were lame, the game was meh, and the halftime show was a snoozefest.

But at least one good thing happened during the game. Jordan Peele dropped the second trailer for his upcoming horror flick Us.

“‘Us’ centers on Adelaide and Gabe Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke) as they take their kids to Adelaide’s childhood home in Northern California for the summer. They unwind with their friends (Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker), but Adelaide, still haunted by a past trauma, becomes paranoid that something is about to hurt her family.”

Peele wrote and directed this movie, just like he did with his directorial debut ‘Get Out‘ back in 2017. Get Out earned over $250 million worldwide at the box office and earned Peele a first-look deal with Universal Pictures.

Us is expected to hit theaters March 22, 2019. It was originally scheduled to be released March 15, but they pushed it back a week to create more buzz after it premieres at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

It’s Here! Watch The First Trailer For Jordan Peele’s Upcoming Horror Flick ‘Us’

Ever since Jordan Peele shocked the world with ‘Get Out’ back in February of 2017, the world has been asking him for more. Get Out was a freaking smash at the box office. It made over $250 million on a budget of just $4.5 million. More importantly, it won multiple awards and basically gave Peele the freedom to do whatever the hell he wants.

And apparently, ‘Us’ is what he wants. Peele gave his fans a Christmas present by releasing the first trailer for his upcoming horror flick Us.

“Lupita Nyong’o and her Black Panther co-star Winston Duke lead Us as parents to two children, played by Shahadi Wright-Joseph and Evan Alex.”

Peele screened the trailer for a small group of press last week and wanted to make it clear that this film is not about race…

“Very important for me was to have a black family at the center of a horror film. But it’s also important to note, unlike Get Out, Us is not about race. It is instead about something that I feel has become an undeniable truth. And that is the simple fact that we are our own worst enemies.”

It’s a really smart move having a press screener for the trailer and announcing tickets are now on sale (three months in advance) it all builds hype. Peele is a smart dude and a brilliant filmmaker.

Watch the trailer below. The film will hit theaters March 15, 2019.

Check Out The New Poster For Jordan Peele’s Next Film ‘Us’

So you already watched ‘Get Out‘ five times and you’re ready for Jordan Peele’s next project? Well, hold on…it’s coming!

On Monday, a plot synopsis for his new film ‘Us‘ was released and it got everyone excited…

“A mother (Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o from Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 12 Years a Slave) and a father (Winston Duke from Black Panther) take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (including Emmy winner Elizabeth Moss from TV series The Handmaid’s Tale). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.”

Obviously that’s a pretty vague description, but it’s just enough to make you want a taste. I’m not sure why this got all sexual all the sudden.

Anyway, in addition to the plot synopsis, a new poster was released. You can check that out below. The film is scheduled to hit theaters March 15, 2019.

Jordan Peele Is Back At It, Reveals First Poster For Upcoming Film ‘Us’ (PHOTO)


You didn’t think Jordan Peele was going to take a long break after the success of ‘Get Out‘ did you? Nah, he’s riding this wave of awesomeness all the way to the bank.

First known for his sketch comedy work on Comedy Central’s ‘Key & Peele,’ the 39-year-old filmmaker finally got the opportunity to make his passion project after 10 years in development. ‘Get Out’ was a huge success, it received great reviews from critics, made over $250 million worldwide and earned Peele an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

Now he’s following it all up with a movie titled Us. He released the first poster for the film this week. He didn’t provide many details on the film, but we are hearing Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther) and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) are in talks for lead roles.

That’s honestly all we know about this project, and it’s probably for the best. The most talented directors like to surprise you.

It’s expected to hit theaters in March of 2019. We will keep you posted.

Jordan Peele Will Start Filming His Next Film Later This Year, Get All The Details Inside!

After the great success of his first film (Get Out) Jordan Peele is ready to make another masterpiece. The 38-year-old filmmaker talked to The Hollywood Reporter and confirmed he will start filming his next movie later this year, and the release date is set for March 15, 2019.

We don’t know what the movie will be about, but he said he’s writing it now and that “tonally it should resemble Get Out.” He will once again play around with the horror/thriller genre, but this time he’ll be addressing something different than race.

“One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun, genre of intrigue is my favorite. That’s my sweet spot. So I think tonally it should resemble Get Out. That said, I want to make a completely different movie. I want to address something different than race in the next one.”

Sounds good to us. I have all the faith in the world in him, and so does the studio, which is the most important part. He has a lot of freedom to play around with, thanks to the success of Get Out.

On just a $4.5 million budget, the film made over $250 million at the box office.

It’s True, You Can Watch ‘Get Out’ For Free At Select AMC Theaters On President’s Day

Jordan Peele’s solo directorial debut ‘Get Out‘ was a huge success. It made over $250 million at the box office, and most important, it received great reviews from critics and has won several awards, and it could receive a few more. It has four nominations at the Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

And if for some reason you still haven’t watched the horror flick, you can check it out for free at select AMC theaters on President’s Day. Peele set this whole thing up with AMC to thank all his fans for their support.

There are 55 locations participating in this event, including theaters in Dallas, Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego, and more. Peele shared the exciting news on the official Twitter account for the film. You can watch his video message below…



The tickets will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis, according to the website that has been created for this event. You can pick up tickets at participating locations when box offices open on Monday.

Click on this link for more information and to see if a theater near you is participating.

‘Get Out’ Director Jordan Peele Locks First-Look Deal With Universal, Get The Details Inside!

After the success of Jordan Peele’s directorial debut ‘Get Out,‘ the studio who picked it up and distributed it wants more. Universal Studios announced this week that they have signed a two-year, first-look deal with Peele.

What does this mean? Well, Universal will be first in line to produce, invest, and/or distribute films put out by Peele and his production company, Monkeypaw Productions.

In addition to that, Peele will produce a “wide range of films” via Monkeypaw for Universal. He’ll also be teaming up again with Blumhouse’s Jason Blum. The two previously worked together on Get Out.

Peele’s next film is expected to be another social thriller. He will write, direct and produce it. He’ll also be working with a budget that is five times bigger than the budget for Get Out.

This is a huge score for Universal. Almost all of the major studios were trying to seduce Peele, but obviously Universal had the upper hand because they got in early with Peele’s debut. It’s kinda like how you’ll always be attached (on some level) to the person who took your virginity.

Universal Chairman Donna Langley released the following statement:

“Through extraordinary imagination and fearless humor, Jordan has proven himself to be a game-changer who is driven to tell stories that are as commercially entertaining as they are disruptive and provocative. The entire Universal family takes great pride in his incomparable filmmaking debut, and feel fortunate that this studio will be Jordan’s home for many years to come.”