Jordan Peele has announced his latest film “Nope” starring Daniel Kaluuya, set to be in cinemas on the 22nd of July 2022. And it seems to be terrifying.
The Oscar-winning creator of Get Out and Us has released a mysterious new poster for his latest film, Nope.
In true Jordan Peele fashion, the new film is set to have a strong cast, including Peele’s Get Out co-worker and Academy Award-winner Daniel Kaluuya. And he’s set to star alongside Keke Palmer, Brandon Perea, Steven Yeun and Barbie Ferreira.
However, other than that, nothing has been released about the upcoming terror. But if there’s one thing we’ve grown to expect from Jordan Peele, it’s bound to be terrifying.
The Upcoming Film
The poster shows a dark and eerie storm and cloud with a trail of bunting. The cloud is hovering above what seems to be a village or carnival of some sort.
“I find campfire stories and urban legends are kind of the bread and butter that inspires a lot of people who are making horror and thriller. There is a nugget of truth behind these sort of cautionary tales.”
Some think it could be a follow-up film to Get Out. As The Guardian reminds us, Kaluuya’s character was one of the only figures to survive Peele’s first horror film. Could Nope be a continuation of his story?
Others believe it could be weather-related due to the ominous cloud at the focus of the poster. Or it could be related to Us, which begins at and delves into the horrors of carnivals.
“I’ll say this: The scariest monster in the world is human beings and what we are capable of, especially when we get together.”
After all, “Nope” scenes in cinema generally refer to terrifying moments in horror films. You know, the ones that make you cover your eyes, look away and shudder “Nope”. So one can suspect that the film will rely on discomfort, scares and plot twists.
Jordan Peele’s Success
Despite the severe lack of spoilers, there’s promise. With multiple Oscar nominations, both Get Out and Us made over $255 million each at the box office. So it’s fair to say that we have high expectations.
Jordan Peele has forever changed scary movies. After starting his career in comedy and earlier work in duo Key & Peele, the filmmaker reached global recognition. Plus he’s had his hands in plenty of other works as an actor, comedian, screenwriter and director.
But since winning the first Best Original screenplay Oscar for an African-American, Peele has been well on his way to re-defining film culture and the horror genre itself.
The 42-year-old filmmaker has become infamous for his satirical and comedic take on society’s flaws, social issues and spine-chilling situations.
The Oscar-winning director has also produced the highly anticipated sequel to Candyman, of the same name. The film was pushed back due to the pandemic and is set to release around 26 August this year.
The Genius of Peele
Peele’s turn to horror has been nothing short of genius. His work has been acclaimed for its intelligence and unusual style. And this is because Peele’s films are actually scary – both in the jumpy way and in the truth-revealing horrors of reality kind of way.
“Part of what horror is, is taking risks and going somewhere that people think you’re not supposed to be able to go, in the name of expressing real-life fears.”
His style involves both jump and gradual scares in not-real-life situations to show us frightening possibilities and new realities. And his brilliant use of silence, sound and metaphors reveal fears we didn’t even know we had.
Therefore, we can make some fairly likely assumptions about Nope. It’ll probably be well-thought-out and involve unexpected turns. And it’s sure to reveal some higher truth and revelation about human nature and the horrors of real life.
“We go to the theatre to be entertained, but if what is left after you watch the movie is a sort of eye-opening perspective on some social issues, then it can be a really powerful piece of art.”
While very few details have been released, the uncanny name and mysterious poster hint that the new film is bound to fit the mould of genius Jordan Peele. And we are ready to be terrified upon its release in July 2022.
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