What We Know About Jordan Peele’s New Horror Movie

Call me back NOPE opens July 22

In January 2017, Jordan Peele went from one of the best comedic voices of the 21st century to one of the new kings of horror with his psychological and politically charged debut film, GET OUT. Since then, Peele has written and directed the equally spooky USA, rebooted “The Twilight Zone,” and penned the revival of CANDYMAN, but that’s just the beginning.

This summer, Peele’s unique style of horror will return to the big screen, including in AMC theaters across the country once again with the mysterious and terrifying NOPE. To prepare you for what could very well be one of the best movies of the summer, we’ve put together a little guide to the film and what you can expect to see when it opens later this year. Let’s dive in…

Nope will be released on July 22

When NOPE hits the world on July 22nd, you won’t find it on any streaming service, as Jordan Peele’s third feature will premiere exclusively in theaters, which is great news for anyone who loves the melody of the world for a few hours, settle into a seat and be amazed by the sights and sounds that unfold on the big screen.

And, it looks like NOPE is one of the few movies whose release date remains unchanged since it was announced in November 2020, a time when the next horror movie didn’t even have an official title yet.

Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer star in Nope

While not much is known about the individual characters or their backstories at this time, Jordan Peele has once again assembled a terrific cast for the upcoming NOPE. Headlining is Academy Award® winner Daniel Kaluuya – GET OUT, JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH – who will appear alongside Keke Palmer – HUSTLERS, ALICE – as two Californians whose family own and operate a a ranch for generations before the film began. Joining the two leads is Oscar-nominated actor Steven Yeun – MINARI, OKJA – as another resident of their remote small town, as well as Michael Wincott – HITCHCOCK, “Westworld” – and Brandon Perea – “The OA”, “Doom Patrol” – plus a few more.

What we know about the conspiracy Nope

Again, Jordan Peele and company have been pretty tight-lipped about the story that will unfold in NOPE as well as in terms of what audiences can expect to see when the film opens in July, but the little information has been released. makes the movie sound like a thrill ride. Basically, NOPE centers on a group of small-town Californians who become witnesses to an inexplicable event that has the potential to change not only the way they view the world, but the world itself.

Early promotional material, like this vague poster released in 2021 that showed what appeared to be an ominous cloud that resembled a dark, twisted kite with a string of daylight flags attached to the bottom, was sparse, but everything The guessing games and intrigue surrounding Jordan Peele’s latest effort is honestly only making everyone even more excited for the long-awaited horror movie.

Jordan Peele wrote and directed Nope

When NOPE debuts in theaters on July 22, the world will get to see the fruits of Jordan Peele’s labor over the past few years. The film, which was both written and directed by the former ‘Key & Peele’ star, will be the third horror project the acclaimed filmmaker has played dual roles on since his directorial debut with GET. OUT. And, while it’s very early and not much is known about the details of the movie, it wouldn’t be so surprising to hear Peele’s name being called out at various awards shows early in the year. 2023.

We’re talking about the guy who surprised everyone and won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his masterful screenplay GET OUT – and was nominated for Best Picture and Best Director – just a few years ago. With Peele’s unique vision and attention to detail, it wouldn’t be too surprising if we had another masterpiece on our hands.

Nope was partially shot on IMAX

We’re starting to see more and more of today’s major Hollywood productions being shot on digital formats, and honestly, movies like DUNE and ETERNALS show just how far digital cameras have come in the past two decades. However, Jordan Peele went old school with NOPE and shot his third directing effort using film. In November 2021, Variety confirmed that not only was NOPE shot using the proven method, but portions of the horror movie were shot on 65mm IMAX format film, which should result in stunning visuals and overwhelming sensations when NOPE makes its big theatrical debut this summer.

On top of that, Hoyte van Hoytema, who’s done films like DUNKIRK, SPECTER and TENET, served as director of photography for NOPE, which should mean Jordan Peele’s film has massive reach and feel. It’s never too early to start looking for the biggest screen in your area for this one.

The Nope Trailer Offers Some More Clues

You can probably notice the trend here, because while the NOPE trailer gives you a good look at the characters who will likely be central to the movie’s story, it doesn’t offer a whole lot of detail about what’s actually going on. . Sure, there are clues that point to an otherworldly threat to the residents of the small California town, but it’s never revealed if it’s aliens, ghosts, or something else. other. In the short two-minute trailer, we see Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya’s characters talk about their family history, some truly terrifying scenes with dark horrors, and other not-so-clear details.

Either way, NOPE looks terrifying, exhilarating, and downright gorgeous with its presentation of Jordan Peele’s unique vision, but visually and philosophically speaking.

Call me back NOPE opens July 22

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