Jordan Peele Is Remaking Wes Craven's 'The People Under the Stairs'
Published Oct 30, 2020Once again, Jordan Peele is going into remake mode. This time, he's set to produce a remake of Wes Craven's 1991 classic The People Under the Stairs.
The project is for Universal, and Peele will produce the remake alongside Win Rosenfeld via their Monkeypaw Productions banner, Collider reports. Unfortunately, though, Peele is not expected to direct the film himself, and so far there's no word if he will lend a hand with the script.
Of course, Peele's other recent remake, the Nia DaCosta-directed Candyman, hasn't even been released yet, after it was postponed from its originally planned release date of September 25 all the way to August 27, 2021.
For the unfamiliar, The People Under the Stairs — which starred Brandon Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, A.J. Langer and Ving Rhames — is hardly a straight-laced horror flick, with the movie throwing in a ton of social commentary and satire. The issue of race also comes into the play — not to mention kids in cages.
Down below, you can revisit the original film's trailer.
Wes Craven passed away back in 2015 at the age of 76.