‘Us’ Pics and Plot Details: Jordan Peele Has “Monster Mythology” in Mind for ‘Get Out’ Follow-Up



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More details have come to light regarding Jordan Peele’s follow-up to his 2017 hit Get Out.

We’ve got our first images and plot details for Peele’s Us, and it’s sounding oh-so enticing. Get ready for… a monster movie!?

“For my second feature, I wanted to create a monster mythology,” Peele told EW, the outlet that released the pics (above and below) and plot details. “I wanted to do something that was more firmly in the horror genre but still held on to my love of movies that are twisted but fun.”



Peele also wrote the horror-thriller, which has a cast that includes Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss, Winston Duke, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Tim Heidecker. As for the plot, here’s what EW released:

The story is set in the present day and follows Adelaide and Gabe Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke) as they take their kids to Adelaide’s old childhood beachside home in Northern California for the summer. After a day at the beach with the Tyler family (which includes Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker), Adelaide — who’s haunted by a lingering trauma from her past — becomes increasingly more paranoid that something bad will happen to her family. As night falls, the Wilsons see four figures holding hands and standing silently at the bottom of their driveway…

Still kind of vague, but when you combine the four figures standing there with the “monster mythology” Peele refers to… yeah, we’re in. The monsters, by the way, are called “the Tethered.”

It appears that Peele will once again be playing on the ‘what is really going on here?’ paranoia element he tackled so well in Get Out. This has been described as another “social thriller” from Peele, so it’ll be interesting to see if he’ll be dealing with racism again.

The wait is on for Peele’s intriguing next film. Us will be arriving in Australia on March 14 and hits US cinemas on March 15.

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