Get Out and US writer-director Jordan Peele and Issa Rae (Insecure) are teaming to produce the sci-fi horror movie Sinkhole.
Based on the short story by Leyna Krow, the thought-provoking genre tale follows a young family who moves into their dream home, which is plagued by a mysterious sinkhole in the backyard that manages to fix broken things. However, Krow’s story asks, what if that thing is a person?
Originally published in the literary journal Moss, Krow‘s short story explores themes of female identity and perfection, and was inspired by an assignment from Krow’s writer’s group that asked members to write short fairytales on the theme “I Married a Monster.” Krow decided to set the story on the street she lives on in Spokane, Washington.
Peele and Rae produce with Montrel McKay, Sara Rastogi, and Win Rosenfeld while Krow and Alex Davis-Lawrence executive produce. Sara Scott will oversee on behalf of Universal which beat out nearly a dozen other studios and streamers for the rights.
Up next for Rae (The Lovebirds, The Photograph) is Blumhouse & B.J. Novak’s Vengeance while Peele still has Lovecraft Country (trailer below) and Nia DaCosta’s Candyman set to release this year.