Jordan Peele reveals juicy details about his upcoming film Nope

Los Angeles, California - Director Jordan Peele has finally revealed what his highly anticipated film Nope is actually about.

Director Jordan Peele has shared details about his highly anticipated third film Nope, and it will certainly be a mind bender.
Director Jordan Peele has shared details about his highly anticipated third film Nope, and it will certainly be a mind bender.  © Collage: VALERIE MACON / AFP

Since the film was announced back in July 2021, details about the project have been kept under wraps. As the premier date gets closer, details about the plot and characters have been revealed, but most create more questions than they answer.

The trailer shows what seems to be a sci-fi horror tale of humans vs. aliens. But in a recent interview, Peele (43) revealed that it will be so much more.

"I started off wanting to make a film that would put an audience in the immersive experience of being in the presence of a UFO," he explained.

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The film follows OJ Haywood and his sister Emerald as they attempt to capture a UFO on camera that causes nothing but chaos in their small town.

"As I started writing the script, I started to dig into the nature of spectacle, our addiction to spectacle, and the insidious nature of attention. So that’s what it’s about," Peele said.

But those aren't the only details Peele revealed about Nope.

Jordan Peele explains the racial inspiration behind Nope

Jordan Peele has become known for making movies ripe with social commentary, which is can be expected in Nope.
Jordan Peele has become known for making movies ripe with social commentary, which is can be expected in Nope.  © Twitter / @NopeMovie

This will be Peele's third film, following Get Out in 2017 and Us in 2019. The comedian-turned-director has quickly become known for making horror movies ripe with social commentary, which fans can definitely expect with Nope.

"I wanted to make a spectacle, something that would promote my favorite art form and my favorite way of watching that art form: the theatrical experience," he stated.

"The part of African-American history that this addresses more than anything is the spectacle-ization of Black people, as well as the erasure of us, from the industry, from many things."

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He goes on to explain that the film was heavily inspired by The Horse In Motion, a historical set of photo cards that depict a black man riding a horse that were put in motion to create the very first "film" in 1878.

"We know who Eadweard Muybridge is, the man who created the clip, but we don’t know who this guy on the horse is. He’s the first movie star, the first animal trainer, the first stunt rider ever on film, and no-one knows who he is! That erasure is part of what the lead characters in this movie are trying to correct. They’re trying to claim their rightful place as part of the spectacle," Peele said.

Witness the spectacle for yourself when Nope finally hits theaters on July 22.

Cover photo: Collage: VALERIE MACON / AFP

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