Jason Blum, horror producer and head of Blumhouse Productions, will not rule out the possibility of a sequel to 2017’s wildly popular Get Out.
“If Jordan wants to do a sequel, I’ll do it in a second, but it has to come from Jordan Peele,” Blum said in a recent interview. “I think he’s flirting with the idea.”
Blumhouse has had a number of successes in the horror genre in recent years by producing films such as the Sinister, Split, Upgrade, the Insidious Trilogy, and this year’s surprise hit A Quiet Place but Get Out is in a league of its own.
Written and directed by Jordan Peele, one half of comedy central’s famous Key & Peele, Get Out was a smash hit in 2017 bringing in $255 million at the box office on a production budget of $4.5 million. This kind of financial leaves many studio’s clamoring for a sequel immediately, so it’s no surprise that Blumhouse is open to the idea.
In addition to its financial success, Get Out was also popular among critics and the Academy as the film received 4 Oscar nominations with Peele taking home the award for best original screenplay. This was a boon for Blumhouse and the horror genre itself as these films are rarely nominated for Academy Awards much less take any home.
Earlier this year, Peele expressed interest in a Get Out sequel but emphasized that it would have to be the right story. However, Jason Blum being on board with a sequel certainly helps the chances of a second film.