“What’s a bad miracle?” Jordan Peele disrupted and redefined modern horror with Get Out and then Us. Now, Peele re-imagines the summer movie with a new pop nightmare: the expansive horror epic, Nope.
The Residents in a lonely gulch of inland California bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery with references to extraterrestrials and threats from the sky sprinkled throughout the trailer.
A popular theory concerning the film’s plot and title is that “Nope” is actually an acronym for “Not Of Planet Earth.” Although Peele has yet to confirm or deny this theory, it’s not out of the realm of possibility. There’s also the fact that the film’s vague synopsis contains the question, “What’s a bad miracle?” Miracles are often referred to as “blessings from above” — and what is above us? The sky. The galaxy. Space. It’s all coming together, when you think about it.
Nope, in Theaters 7.22.22, co-stars Michael Wincott (Hitchcock, Westworld) and Brandon Perea (The OA, American Insurrection), is written and directed by Jordan Peele and is produced by Ian Cooper (Us, Candyman) and Jordan Peele for Monkeypaw Productions.