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.