As far as horror films are concerned, we’ve been living in a golden age in recent years, with everything from haunting classics like The Conjuring series to post-apocalyptic thrillers like A Quiet Place and its current sequel ushering in the new millennium.
However, Get Out, directed by the talented Jordan Peele, is unquestionably one of the best horror films to have come out in recent memory in my opinion.
Since he made his feature film debut. Peele has been working on some fantastic projects, including Us, a film that he directed and that features some incredible elements. His newest horror film, Nope, will be released in theatres later in 2022, and he has another one in the works. With the release of a trailer, we now have a little bit more information about the highly awaited picture in our possession.
Peele has assembled excellent crews to work on his past two films, and Nope appears to be no exception, particularly given the fact that it will serve as a reunion between the filmmaker and his Get Out co-star.
Nope will star Daniel Kaluuya, who previously starred as Chris in the critically acclaimed film Get Out. Get Out was Kaluuya’s breakthrough performance, earning him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Among his other films are Black Panther, Widows, Queen and Slim, and Judas and the Black Messiah, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 2015.
No information has been provided as to what his character’s name is or how they are related to the tale, which is pretty much the same for the rest of the cast.
Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun round out the top-billed trio, according to Nope’s promotional poster. Palmer is an actress and singer whose previous credits include the Ice Age film franchise, Scream Queens (so she’s familiar with the horror genre), Berlin Station, and Hustlers; she also stars in the upcoming 2022 film Lightyear and the 2022 Sundance film Alice, both of which will be released in 2022.
Known for his role as Glenn on The Walking Dead, Steven Yeun has more recently been nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal in the film Minari, which will be screened in 2021.
The Prime Video animated series Invincible, the 2021 indie thriller Humans, the Space Jam: A New Legacy, and Sorry to Bother You are just a few of his other notable projects. In the past, he collaborated with Jordan Peele on the film The Twilight Zone (2001).
In addition to Barbie Ferreira (Euphoria, Unpregnant), Michael Wincott (Westworld, 24: Live Another Day), Donna Mills (General Hospital, Knots Landing), Terry Notary (a performance-caption expert who has appeared in films such as War for the Planet of the Apes and Kong: Skull Island), Jennifer Lafleur (Search Party, Kevin Can F**k Himself), Brandon Perea (The OA), and Sophia Coto (The OA) (This Is Us).
Jordan Peele has been exceedingly secretive with his movies. The narratives of getting Out and Us were not released in-depth for quite some time, and the writer/director is keeping to the same strategy with Nope. There are no official plot details available, though it is commonly thought the story will deliver Peele’s perspective on another social issue like both Get Out and Us did.
The only indications we have on Nope (limited as they are), are the poster and the first teaser trailer, both of which you can see here.
Nope Is Set To Be a ‘Pop Nightmare’ And An “Expansive Horror Epic”
While not much is known about the upcoming picture, there were a few minor clues that were let loose, claiming that Nope is going to be a “reimagining” of what a summer movie is, saying that it would be a “pop nightmare” and an “expansive horror epic.” The main premise follows the individuals who live in a tiny town in California, who are the witnesses to a revelation that will affect their lives forever.
That idea still doesn’t explain what the heck the major antagonist of Nope is going to be. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t conjecture about what might happen. With most of Jordan Peele’s works, he’s had deeper meanings behind the horror, in both Get Out and Us. It wouldn’t be that much of a shocker if Nope turned up being the same way.
Release Date of Nope
Through the use of a cryptic poster from the film’s poster, Peele revealed the title and release date for his third feature film on social media. According to the artwork, Nope will only be released in theatres on July 22, 2022, which is precisely one year after the film’s initial announcement. Peele didn’t offer any additional information, with the caption consisting of a single cloud emoji that looked similar to the cloud on the poster and no other information.
The first complete trailer for Nope was released on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 13, released online the morning of the big game), accompanied by the intriguing query “What’s a terrible miracle?” above. Get a feel of what it could imply with the Nope trailer below.