Jordan Peele signs first-look deal with Universal

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Get Out and Us director Jordan Peele partners with Universal for the next five years.

Universal, it seems, want very much to continue being in the Jordan Peele business, having signed the director, writer and producer to a five year, first look deal.

The creator of Us, which raked in $255m worldwide from a $5m budget, followed that with Us, another disquieting horror that also made a similarly sizeable haul, both for Universal.

Now, the studio has formalised their arrangement and will have first-look privileges at any of Peele’s movie projects that he helms. Or films that Monkeypaw, his production company, creates for other filmmakers, states The Hollywood Reporter.

The move follows Warner Bros securing a similar deal for superstar creator, J.J. Abrams, although that agreement is based on exclusivity and includes television production, whereas Peele already has a first-look TV deal with Amazon.

Peele’s next directorial project has yet to be announced but amongst other things, he is currently producing the return to the Candyman universe, landing in 2020. When the Oscar-winning director does announce his next project, you can be sure we’ll let you know.

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