What would be the first thing you’d say if you by any chance encounter a ghost? I’m sure a lot of you would simply say “Nope“. Well, that also happens to be the title of Jordan Peele’s upcoming ‘terror’ movie. And since he made the announcement on Twitter, he has sent everyone in a frenzy, thinking what would the movie be about. So, here’s what we have been able to gather so far about this upcoming Jordan Peele epic.
Peele will undertake directing and writing duties for Nope, but other than that, all the information we have on the movie comes from the poster that the Academy Award winner revealed on Twitter. The poster reads that Nope will also feature Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun. Moreover, it described the movie as “a new terror”. Here’s the poster:
Moreover, Jordan Peele did not reveal much about Nope in his caption as well, accompanying the poster with just a cloud emoji. Moreover, there is another cloud in the poster as well, hovering over a small town under the night sky. But, that’s about all we know about the film.
When will Nope hit the theatres?
Universal Pictures is underwriting the film, and it is scheduled for only a theatrical release on July 22, 2022. This deviates from the recent trend of debuting movies on streaming platforms, like Warner Bros. did with HBO Max and Disney did for Marvel films on Disney Plus. So far, Disney released Black Widow and Cruella, and Warner Bros. released Godzilla vs. Kong and Space Jam: A New Legacy, with plans of future releases for 2021 to debut there as well. Therefore, Nope shows how studios are distancing themselves from this trend. With the COVID-19 vaccine rolling out with even greater pace, cinemas and theatres all around the world will soon begin to resume services in normalcy.
This is Peele’s third movie with Universal, with the last two being the 2017 psychological horror film Get Out and Us from 2019. Both films received great critical as well as commercial success. And with the unique title of Nope, one can expect the same for it as well. Other than that, Nope was subject of a lot of memes on Twitter as well: