Jordan Peele does not believe that his hit film “Get Out” would be filmed.
Jordan Peele said that he did not know if his hit film “Get Out” would be even filmed.
The comedian, who served as writer and director for the 2017 mystery-thriller, spoke about the creation of the script for the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“I didn’t think it was ever going to get made. I would go home, smoke a bit of weed and I would write” Peele told the audience Wednesday at the African-American Film Critics Association Awards gala. “I would watch this movie in my head, this movie, I wish someone would write for me to watch and that was it.”
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Peele talked about the underlying themes of the film that included slavery.
“I realized what this movie was about. I realized that the slavery is not something of the past. The “sunken place” for me, shouted to me, that in the present time, in modern times, we have black men and women kidnapped and in dark holes. We have our freedoms taken away…I realized at that moment that there were people who were locked up and closed off from the world and from their families for less weed than I was smoking while I was writing this movie,” Peele said.
The “Key & Peele’ star said that he wanted to be a horror film for a black audience.
The “Key & Peele’ star said that he wanted a scary movie for black people, that a “loyal horror film audience.”
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“I go to the cinema and watch horror movies and you know black people, we yell s— on the screen,” Peele said. “I would go see if a Freddy movie and you hear people say: s— like, ‘Oh, b—-, out of the house” or ” No. no, no, don’t walk backwards!’ or ‘You’re white–call the police!’ I got it in my head that there was a missing piece of the conversation. There was a movie that we were asking for, begging for, which was not there for us.”
“We are a loyal horror film audience so I wanted to fill that gap. I wanted to fill that emptiness, and the best part of the look to ‘Get Out’ is the hear of black people in the theater.”
The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay nod for Peele.