Jordan Peele Is Remaking Wes Craven's People Under The Stairs - Report

The Get Out and Us filmmaker is developing a new version of Craven's 1991 horror satire.


The huge success of Get Out and Us has made Jordan Peele one of the hottest filmmakers in horror, enabling him to produce movies for other directors too. The Peele-produced Candyman reboot is set for release next year, and it's been reported that he's developing a remake of Wes Craven's The People Under The Stairs.

According to Collider, Peele will produce a new version of Craven's movie for Universal, through his company Monkeypaw Productions. As with Candyman, which is helmed by Nia DaCosta, Peele won't direct. However, it's possible he and co-producer Win Rosenfeld might have input into the script, as they did with Candyman.

The original People Under The Stairs was also written by Craven and released in 1991. It combined horror with a dark social satire, and focused on a young man who breaks into the house of his married landlords when he learns he is being evicted. He discovers that the couple are keeping dozens of disfigured children in the basement of their house. The movie starred Everett McGill and Wendy Robie, best known for their roles as Big Ed and Nadine Hurley in Twin Peaks, plus A.J. Langer and Ving Rhames. Craven himself was reportedly working on a new TV version of the film before his death in 2015.

Candyman was originally set for release in June this year, but was delayed until September before being pushed all the way to August 2021. It's a sequel to Bernard Rose's classic 1992 original, which was based on a Clive Barker story, and stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. Check out the most recent Candyman trailer.

Candyman isn't the only big horror sequel that has been delayed until next year. Halloween Kills was set to arrive this month but has been moved back an entire year to October 2021. A Quiet Place: Part II will now release in April, while Spiral: From the Book of Saw, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, and The Forever Purge will release in May, June, and July respectively.

For more, check out GameSpot's guide to the biggest upcoming movies of 2020 and beyond.

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