Last summer Nope, Peele unveiled the poster for his latest feature, Nope. He only provided the title, cast, and release date, but the central Stephen King-esque image an ominous cloud hovering over a lit-up city, a kite string dangling from its base — was enough to send the imagination soaring. Internet collective. Then, over Super Bowl weekend, the first trailer surfaced, further teasing audiences but revealing only a handful of additional clues.
In the US of three movies, comedian-turned-horror Nope auteur Jordan Peele has entered the increasingly rarefied level of director whose name builds intense anticipation around whatever project he's attached to. In short, he is one of the best filmmakers on the planet.
The reason is that his movies have lived up to the hype: Both his 2017 big debut, Get Out, and 2019's follow-up, Us, mixed horror and lacerating social satire with George A Romero's skill at his best moment. But it is also because he is a unique expert in the art of provocation.
However, that hasn't stopped us from collecting as much information as we can. Here's everything we know about Nope.
One of the few things we can say about Nope with absolute certainty is the release date: August 22, 2022. Universal billed it as a "new pop nightmare" and Peele's first foray into pop blockbuster territory. summer (Get Out and Us came out in the fall).
The film will reportedly bypass streaming services and debut exclusively in theaters. Which, if you've seen any of his movies in a packed theater, is the only way to experience a Jordan Peele movie.
This Nope reunites Peele with Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya, a year away Based Story from winning an Oscar for playing Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah. Keke Palmer, most recently from Hustlers and Steve Yeun from Minari.
Euphoria's Barbie Ferreira, veteran Canadian actor Michael Wincott (Basquiat) and Brandon Perea (The OA) co-star. Jesse Plemons was also reportedly cast in a role, but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts with Martin Scorsese's new film The Killers of the Flower Moon.
Aside from the cast, the other exciting name attached to the project is cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema, whose credits include Christopher Nolan's last three sensory-overload epics, Tenet, Dunkirk and Interstellar.
His involvement suggests large-scale scenarios; in fact, there are scenes shot with IMAX cameras, lending some credence to the theory that Nope finds Peele dabbling in science fiction to some degree. Regardless, all signs point to this being Peele's most ambitious project yet.
Here's Nope what we can glean from the trailer: Kaluuya and Palmer are the On A True owners of the only black-owned horse training business in Hollywood, and the descendants of the star of the first "moving picture," a two-second clip of the photographer pioneer.
Eadweard Muybridge as a black jockey on horseback in 1878. His relationship outside of work is unclear, but judging by the withering look on Kaluuya's face as Palmer searches for a camera crew, we assume they are related.
The couple appears to live on an isolated ranch in the middle of nowhere in California. One night, as Palmer sits in the living room listening to Stevie Wonder's “Fingertips,” the power goes out. Kaluuya sees some mysterious lights outside in the distance, causing the horses to run.
What follows is a montage of puzzling images: sudden dust storms; a crawling crab; a reptilian eye; a glimpse of a woman with severe facial burns; a row of those crazy inflatable dancers that deflate simultaneously; a baby's hand fist bumping something; a bald humanoid creature peering over a fence.
Kaluuya on horseback fleeing from a huge invading shadow, as more aerial dancers deflate around her; Palmer lifted into the air by an unseen force; that whole kite in a cloud thing; and many frightened people looking up at the sky. "What's the word for a bad miracle?" Kaluuya asks at one point. Do you have a word for that?.
August is a good month to go to the movies. Among the most outstanding premiere films that reach theaters and streaming platforms in Spain, we have two original productions from Hollywood: Bullet Train, a film starring a Brad Pitt who returns to action cinema at the hands of the director of John Wick and Deadpool 2, and Nope!, the new work of Jordan Peele after playing with the possibilities of the genre in Let me out and Us.
Lovers of stories based on true events cannot miss Thirteen Lives on Prime Video. Sylvester Stallone fans will be able to see his new movie, Samaritan, on the Amazon platform.
Also hitting theaters this month is Fire of Love, a documentary about a couple of volcanologists that caused a sensation. Filmin will see the unpublished premiere of The Humans, the adaptation of an award-winning Broadway play. In Spanish cinema we are left with two familiar proposals: the return of the popular adventures of Tadeo Jones and a musical comedy with songs by Hombres G.
Nope after the critical and commercial success of Get Out (2017), a horror film that broke big at the box office, Hollywood and audiences alike were waiting for what writer-director Jordan Peele would do next. Whether it's denouncing the hypocrisy of white liberals in his brilliant Oscar-winning film Get Out, or using Bible verses to make audiences ponder the duality of human existence in Us, his films feel unique about everything. what's in theaters.
This trend continues with Peele's latest work, Nope, a sci-fi thriller that sets the tension from its opening moments.
It had been a long time since he had attended a big movie without hardly knowing what he was going to see. That alone was enough to give me a good shiver as the lights dimmed and the Universal logo spun in front of me. Peele had already turned horror movies around and turned our expectations upside down with his previous films, so what would this new feature bring us?.
The answer unfolded over the next two hours, and while Peele's unbroken record of producing lofty horror films far more complex than one first imagines continues, ultimately, by the end, it adds so much to an intriguing structure that it bends and becomes shapeless. That's not to say that nerves don't get on edge in general.
As in his previous film, Us, Peele uses television and the Bible, in this case a reference to Nahum 3:6, which says: "I will riddle you with filth, I will treat you with contempt, and I will make a spectacle of you", to provide the key clues needed to decipher the central narrative.
Starting on the set of a 1990s family sitcom, it's clear something terrible has happened. A bloodied chimpanzee, named Gordy, walks past a body whose upper torso is hidden by a piece of furniture. The eerie image becomes even more disturbing when Gordy turns to look directly at the camera, as if he's just realized he's being watched.
Nope inability of the audience to look away, including our obsession with making a production of other people's trauma, is one of the many themes that are explored in much greater detail throughout the film. However, to understand how the tragic events of a previous decade are connected to the strange happenings of the present in the film, you have to find all the pieces of the puzzle that Peele has scattered throughout Nope.
The director leaves this investigation in the hands of brothers Otis Jr. "OJ" Haywood (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald (Keke Palmer), ordinary people who have no idea of the magnitude of the events in which they will be involved. Coming from a long line of Hollywood horse trainers, the only blacks in the industry, OJ struggles to keep the family business afloat after his father (Keith David) is mysteriously killed by a coin from the sky.
Seeing a possible financial gain if they get a photo of the object, OJ and Emerald enlist the help of Angel (Brandon Perea), a tech store worker, to install surveillance cameras on his ranch. However, the brothers do not realize that the mysterious object is something much more dangerous than they could imagine.
That fact comes from Ricky Park (Steven Yeun, The Humans), a former child star known for surviving a horrific incident on set during a live taping of his popular TV show. After moving in with his family and taking over a run-down Wild West town, Park has revitalized the clapboard castle into a gleaming tourist trap, with a live cowboy show set to feature a new act shortly. . That new act is just one of the mysteries underlying a larger revelation that Peele keeps hidden for much of Nope's run. However, the road to that revelation is a bit bumpy.
First of all, it's clear from the start that Peele had an ending planned and has worked backwards because all the pieces fall into place. That's all well and good, but it leaves the first half of the film with a lot of exposition and threads to be spun so that Peele and the characters can weave them together later.
I think there are too many secondary threads that can add a brief dynamic to the secondary characters, but are ultimately not useful for the film as a whole. Giving weight to these peripheral actors is admirable, but when it distracts from the main narrative, it becomes a problem to be solved rather than let go.“Nope” follows the story of OJ and Emerald Haywood, two residents of a remote town in the interior of California. After random objects fall from the sky causing the death of their father, these brothers, who own a ranch, decide to record a video of a 'UFO' they call 'Jean Jacket'.
Nope With the help of technology salesman Ángel Torres and documentary filmmaker Antlers Holst, they will make a discovery as unusual as it is terrifying.
Viewers were quite struck by the name for a horror movie. However, the director responded to the concern.
In the cast we will see Daniel Kaluuya as OJ Haywood, Keke Palmer as Emerald Haywood, Steven Yeun as Ricky 'Jupe' Park, Brandon Perea as Angel Torres, Michael Wincott as Antlers Holst, Wrenn Schmidt as Amber Park, Keith David as Otis “Pops” Haywood Sr., Donna Mills as Bonnie Clayton, Barbie Ferreira as Danielle, Devon Graye as Ryder Muybridge, Sophia Coto as Mary Jo Elliott, Terry Notary as Gordy the Chimpanzee, Andrew Patrick Ralston as Tom Rogan / Brett Houston, Jennifer Lafleur as Phyllis Mayberry / Margaret Houston.
Oscar® winner Jordan Peele interrupted and redefined modern horror with Get Out and then Us. Now he reimagines the summer movie with a new pop nightmare: the sprawling horror epic, Nope.
The film reunites Peele with Oscar®-winner Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Judas and the Black Messiah), who is joined by Keke Palmer (Hustlers, Alice) and Oscar®-nominee Steven Yeun (Minari, Okja) as residents. in a lonely inland creek in California who witness a strange and chilling discovery.
Nope, co-starring Michael Wincott (Hitchcock, Westworld) and Brandon Perea (The OA, American Insurrection), is written and directed by Jordan Peele and produced by Ian Cooper (Us, Candyman) and Jordan Peele for Monkeypaw Productions. The film will be released by Universal Pictures worldwide.
In its first week in U.S. and Canadian theaters, Jordan Peele's latest play, "Nope," grossed $44 million, beating "Thor: Love and Thunder."
Actor, producer and screenwriter, Peele became an acclaimed director after "Get Out", a genre film that surprisingly received several Oscar nominations in 2018.
The new movie about the Viking god, meanwhile, grossed 22 million last week, while the podium was completed by "Minions: A Villain Is Born" with 17.7 million.
The Nope thriller "The wild girl", by Olivia Newman, reaped the very interesting sum of 10.3 million for an auteur film, in its first week; while "Top Gun: Maverick" continues on its collection path with 10 million and an accumulated worldwide of almost 1,300 million dollars.
The director's cerebral sci-fi thriller grossed $44 million in its box office debut, easily leading the national charts and impressively notching one of the biggest opening weekends in years for a film not based on a property. existing intellectual.
And yet, there is still debate over the film's opening weekend in theaters, with suggestions that "Nope"'s opening numbers were "disappointing" or "lackluster".
Like any good Peele movie, there's a lot to discover about "Nope's" opening weekend earnings. And to be fair, the film, which stars Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer as brothers who discover something spooky on their family's ranch, had a lot to live up to at the box office.
"Nope" is a film that encompasses adventure between terror, thriller and science fiction, in the imagination of many it can be creepy. The film is produced by Monkeypaw Productions and will be released internationally by Universal Pictures. The premiere in Mexico will be on August 25.
Peele can thank his latest film, the 2019 doppelgänger horror story "Us," for those sky-high expectations. Because "Us" doubled projections with its unexpectedly huge $71 million debut, box office watchers were optimistic that "Nope" would similarly crush opening weekend estimates, which hovered around $45 million to $55 million. millions. Although "Nope" didn't come close to matching the initial results of "Us," its $44 million debut marks a solid result for an R-rated original film.
However, box office analysts rightly point out that "Nope" is by far Peele's most expensive film. The film cost $68 million, which is significantly more than "Get Out's" $4.5 million price tag and "Us's" $20 million budget. For a horror movie, $68 million is hefty, and that doesn't include marketing and other promotional costs, so "No" will require a long box office life to justify those expenses.
For Peele, “Nope” is confirmation that he is a filmmaker who only needs his name to fill seats at the theater. He's three-for-three at the No. 1 box office opening weekends, and collectively his films have generated $550 million and counting at the worldwide box office.
To Hollywood, he's invaluable as a director who delivers on scares while giving audiences something to think about.and talk about. For every new Peele movie, there are at least a dozen articles that painstakingly break down every detail to uncover the meaning behind the ending. Dialogue like that is rare in today's age, where comic book movies and nonsensical action-heavy blockbusters usually top the box office charts.
Peele has become especially important because his films appeal to all ages and ethnicities, according to exit polls. About 35% of ticket buyers were Caucasian, 20% Hispanic, 33% African American and 8% Asian, according to PostTrak. About 68% of the audiences were between 18 and 32 years old.