Director Jordan Peele shared the first official trailer for his upcoming horror film, Us, on Tuesday morning.
Duke previously spoke to EBONY.com about the upcoming film and what it was like continually working with Nyong’ o.
According to The Hollywood Reporter. Peele gave members of the media early access to the trailer last week. He explained how Us would be different than his critically acclaimed directorial debut Get Out, which was a psychological horror about a young Black man meeting his White girlfriend’s family.
“I dedicated a lot of myself to create a new horror mythology and a new monster.” – Jordan Peele
“[It was] very important for me to have a black family at the center of a horror film,” Peele said. “But it’s also important to note, unlike Get Out, Us is not about race.”
Get Out won best original screenplay at the 2018 Academy Awards and made Peele the first African-American to win in the category.
He added, “It is instead about something that I feel has become an undeniable truth. And that is the simple fact that we are our own worst enemies.”
The director wanted a new monster to help “create a new horror mythology.”
“I think that monsters and stories about monsters are one of our best ways of getting at deeper truths and facing our fears as a society,” Peele revealed, according to the entertainment publication.
Us releases in theaters on March 15.
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