Jordan Peele’s New Horror Film Set for October 2026 Release

Oscar-winning director returns with another highly anticipated feature just in time for Halloween

Jordan Peele’s next feature film is set to hit theaters on October 23, 2026, Universal has announced. While specific details about the project remain under wraps, the Halloween season release date aligns perfectly with Peele’s established flair for the horror genre.

Peele, who initially made his mark in comedy, rose to prominence as an A-list director with the release of “Get Out” in 2017. The film not only earned Peele an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay but also garnered nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Daniel Kaluuya. “Get Out” was a commercial success, grossing $255.4 million worldwide on a modest $4.5 million budget.

Building on this success, Peele directed “Us” in 2019, which grossed $256.2 million, and “Nope” in 2022, which brought in $171.2 million. His new film will be produced under his Monkeypaw Productions banner. As a producer, Peele has “Him,” starring Marlon Wayans, scheduled for release this September.

In an industry where attracting audiences to theaters has become increasingly challenging, Peele stands out as a director whose name alone draws crowds. Horror remains one of the few genres that consistently performs well at the box office, defying trends of declining theater attendance.

Peele’s upcoming film was initially slated for a December 25, 2024 release. However, the dual writers’ and actors’ strikes disrupted Hollywood’s schedule, leading to the new October 2026 date. Universal’s Focus Features has now slated Robert Eggers’ “Nosferatu” for the original December slot. Peele hinted at the new release date on social media platform X on Monday.

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