horror thriller, Nopewhich since the beginning of the year was cataloged as one of the most anticipated horror movies of 2022is very close to celebrating its theatrical release (on July 22 in the United States, and on August 24 in Mexico).
And as we get closer to its release, the studio Universal Pictures gives us more and more information about the third feature film from the Oscar-winning filmmaker, Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us). While making it clear that he doesn’t reveal more than expected when it comes to Peele’s projects, they always manage to hit theaters shrouded in mystery.
The most recent is an interview of Peele with the Empire medium, where he talks about how he conceived the idea of Nopewhich he defines as a “show,” and other details of the plot starring Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Judas and the Black Messiah), Keke Palmer (Hustlers), y Steve Yeun (Minari, The Walking Dead). But before moving on to his statements, we remind you of the film’s premise.
“Residents of a lonely inland California creek witness a strange and chilling discovery.”
Kaluuya and Palmer play two brothers who own a horse training ranch in the interior of California, where they witness something completely unexpected and terrifying.
PEEL ABOUT ‘NOPE’“I WANTED TO MAKE A SHOW”.
This is what the filmmaker tells Empire:
“I started out wanting to make a film that would put the audience in the immersive experience of being in the presence of a UFO. I wanted to do a show, something that would promote my favorite art form and my favorite way to see that art form: the theatrical experience.. When I started writing the script, I started to delve into the nature of the show, our addiction to the show, and the insidious nature of attention. So that’s what it’s all about. And it’s about brother and sister and healing their relationship”.
In some of the official teasers and trailers, we have been able to see that the plot includes some references to cinema in Hollywood, and the first piece of footage: a black and white shot of a black man riding a horse. Peele explains:
“The part of African-American history that this addresses more than anything is the spectacularization of black people, as well as the erasure of us, of the industry, of many things. I think in many ways this movie is a response to the Muybridge clip., which was the first series of photographs put in sequential order to create a moving image; and he was a black man on a horse. We know who Eadweard Muybridge is, the man who created the clip, but we don’t know who this guy on the horse is. He is the first movie star, the first animal trainer, the first stuntman in a movie, and no one knows who he is! That erasure is part of what the main characters in this film are trying to correct.. They are trying to claim their rightful place as part of the show. And what the film also deals with is the toxic nature of attention and the insidiousness of our human addiction to spectacle.”
Peele directs, scripts and produces Nope. Ian Cooper accompanies him as a producer. Sara Scott, Tony Ducret supervise on behalf of Universal.
The cast is completed Barbie Ferreira (Euphoria), Brandon Perea (The OA) y Michael Wincott (24: Live Another Day).
the cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema (Dunrkirk, Tenet, Interstellar, Her) is the cinematographer on Peele’s film, who shot Nope in 65mm for IMAX.
Nope is part of the exclusive five-year agreement, signed in October 2019 with Universal, with which Peele has committed to direct, write and produce two feature films for the studio with the support of his production company Monkeypaw Productions.