Blumhouse boss Jason Blum says there won't be a 'Get Out 2'

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out (Credit: Universal)

Get Out was a huge hit for both Universal Pictures and the indie studio Blumhouse.

Made on a minuscule $4.5 million budget, it made back $255.4 million (nearly £200 million), and established comedian Jordan Peele as one of the hottest new directors in Hollywood.

Peele also wrote the movie (winning an Oscar for his trouble), which found British actor Daniel Kaluuya as a young man going to visit his girlfriend's parents for the first time.

But over a weekend at their sprawling house in upstate New York, things go horribly wrong, after he discovers they're hiding a disturbing secret.

While the movie feels very much like an enclosed story, asked which of Blumhouse's storyworld's he'd like to revisit, studio boss Jason Blumhouse told horror site Bloody Disgusting: “The Get Out Universe. I’m telling you! Get Out Universe!”

Jordan Peele and producer Jason Blum (Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Chrysalis Butterfly Ball)

“I would do it in a second,” Blum adds. “But it’s totally up to Jordan [Peele]. I don’t think he has any plans for it. I would love to make more Get Out movies but he… let me say that really specifically: I would love to make more Get Out movies with Jordan.

“If anyone else wanted to make a Get Out movie I would not be interested. And Jordan right now is not doing any more Get Out movies. So there will not be another Get Out of anything, any kind.”

Blum also went on to describe a ‘flooded market’ now, in terms of horror movies, but one he expects to shrink in the next few years.

“It’s good for us,” he added. “Yeah, because the quality rises. So I like to think we make better horror movies than most people do, and so when the market is less cluttered our movies will do better.”

Blumhouse is about to ride the success of its new title for Universal, The Invisible Man.

Re-angling the classic story to one inside an abusive relationship, it finds Handmaid's Tale star Elizabeth Moss as a woman who experiences increasingly sinister events, following what she believed to be the death of her boyfriend, a brilliant scientist.

It's out now across the UK.