The final trailer for Jordan Peele’s sci-fi horror film Nope is here. It’s scary, dramatic and nope, we still don’t know what it’s all about!
Having disrupted and redefined the modern horror genre with Get Out and then Us, Oscar winner Jordan Peele now brings us a summer movie that looks like he was just getting started with his previous films.
The film reunites Peele with Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Judas and the Black Messiah) as James Haywood, who is joined by Keke Palmer (Hustlers, Alice, Lightyear) as his sister Jill Haywood and Oscar nominee Steven Yeun (Minari, Okja) as residents in a lonely gulch of inland California who bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.
Building on previous trailers which gave absolutely nothing away, this final trailer starts to give us a flavour of the film. Opening scenes show Daniel’s character moseying around on a ranch with his ‘Pops’ (played by Keith David), a quick cut takes us to an animated Keke either taking selfies or live streaming herself on Hollywood Boulevard! A quick switch back to the ranch shows their ‘Pops’ has been killed mysteriously. In an unexpected twist, the siblings start to embark on a plan to ‘capture’ live footage of the mysterious UFO mass that has supposedly killed their father. What happens next is … unexplainable, but really creepy, with the brother and sister forcing themselves to not look at the ‘threat.’ The last frame shows Daniel resolutely saying the film’s title “nope”, before the screen fades to black.
Early YouTube reactions in the comments shows the trailer is hitting all the right horror notes. ‘Sun, Moon and Rising Phoenix’ said what we are all thinking: “Keke Palmer’s energy in this film is EVERYTHING!! “Let’s go baby!!”, then dapping up her brother LOVE HER! And the plot is almost obvious, but not quite. Still has you wondering “Could it be…Nahhh!” YESSS JORDAN PEELE!!! Can’t wait for this!!!”
It’s clear that this is going to be another box office smash hit for Peele. Nope, also stars Michael Wincott (Hitchcock, Westworld) and Brandon Perea (The OA, American Insurrection). It is written and directed by Jordan Peele and is produced by Ian Cooper (Us, Candyman) and Jordan Peele for Monkeypaw Productions.