Jason Blum, one of the minds behind the hit movie ‘Get Out‘ has teamed up with the charismatic creative Dee Rees to create a lesbian horror movie inspired by the release.
In a New York Times-penned piece named ‘The Scarily Profitable Hits of Jason Blum‘, the publication reveals:
Rees, it emerged, was a serious horror fan. She told Blum about two recent movies that she especially admired, “Hush” and “Creep,” and Blum said that as it happened they were also Blumhouse projects. Rees said she had an idea for her own low-budget horror picture — one location, tiny cast — set in a small town not unlike the one where she has lived for the last year. Blum listened carefully. “You’ve got me and my wife, two black lesbians, and when we first moved in, we fought every day over all these little things: ‘Why is this over there? Did you move that?’ ”
A few weeks after Blum met Rees, I called her to see if anything had come of their impromptu pitch meeting. Something had, Rees said. They’d met for lunch and talked about a deal. She told me what was most surprising wasn’t that she was suddenly developing a horror movie centred on the domestic lives of black lesbians in rural America but that Blum had followed up at all. “I can’t tell you how rare it is that people mean what they say in this business,” she said. “He’s just letting me make the best possible version of what I want to make.”
The creatives are yet to unlock details on the black lesbian horror project set in rural America but Rees, who is to thank for the movie ‘Mudbound‘, did say this about its plot.
Maybe it was a ghost. Or maybe it was some other force — like us not wanting to be there or fitting in.
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