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The People Under the Stairs (1991)
The People Under the Stairs (1991)

Jordan Peele is working on a remake of The People Under the Stairs

The Get Out director is set to produce the update on Wes Craven’s 1991 horror satire

Jordan Peele is working on yet another nostalgic horror reboot. This time, he’s set to produce a remake of Wes Craven’s 1991 film The People Under the Stairs.

The film will be pretty familiar territory for the director of Get Out and Us, given that it was noted for blending horror and biting social commentary when it was released in the early 90s, in between Craven’s cult classics A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream.

While Peele will produce alongside long-term collaborator Win Rosenfeld, via their production company Monkeypaw Productions, there’s no director attached yet, according to Collider. It’s also uncertain whether they will be involved in the script, as they were with Nia DaCosta’s upcoming (though much-delayed) Candyman reboot.

The original version of The People Under the Stairs revolves around a house inhabited by the psychotic Robesons (played by Wendy Robie and Twin Peaks’s Everett McGill) who trap a group of thieves (Brandon Adams and Ving Rhames) in their house full of horrors, including a basement full of children in cages.

Watch the original trailer below.