After making a huge directorial debut with the Oscar winning film Get Out, comedian-turned-director Jordan Peele takes another crack at the horror genre with Us. Until recently, very little was known about the film other than the fact that Peele was creating another horror film. Now we have both a plot synopsis and a poster reveal ahead of the release of the first trailer.
The film is about a family that goes on a short vacation to a beach house to unwind and have a good time. Things take a turn for the worse as their seemingly relaxing night turns into one of chaos and mayhem. Despite the vague plot synopsis, the film is seems to have a premise similar to many other movies in the horror genre. However, knowing how Peele created such a refreshing, original film with Get Out, it is fair to assume that Peele has much more planned with his next directorial work. Peele has mentioned that with his next film, he’s not trying to top himself with Get Out, but instead doing something different and “trying to entertain himself again”.
Also revealed was a teaser poster for the film, though there’s not much to it outside of a mysterious figure with a red sweater and brown gloves holding a pair of golden scissors. Even with the simplicity of the poster, it’s clear that there is something unsettling to occur in this upcoming feature film. Not only that, but the film is set to have its first trailer released on Christmas Day, a good gift for fans of Peele’s work. The film stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Elizabeth Moss, and it’s scheduled to be released on March 15, 2019. Check out the poster below.