Jordan Peele is, once again, back with an enigmatic, short title for his upcoming horror movie, keeping all of us intrigued and on the edges of our seats.
This morning on Twitter, Peele posted the first, brand-new poster for his latest movie, revealing that the title will be the simple and succinct Nope.
The film stars Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya and Minari's Steven Yeun, as well as queer actresses Keke Palmer (Hustlers, Scream Queens) and Barbie Ferreira (Euphoria, Unpregnant). Brandon Perea also stars.
At this point in time, nothing is known about the film aside from the stars and the title. The poster shows a small city nestled in some beautiful mountains, as a mysterious cloud floats above. Coming down from the cloud is a banner or string, implying something sinister is inside.
Is this movie going to be about aliens? Interdimensional beings? Some other creature living in the clouds? Maybe the cloud is itself an alternative dimension where things go in and can’t get out?
Or maybe, based on the name, the film is a play on the idea of horror characters "nope-ing out" when they encounter a horror trope, something that genre fans often joke about. Only time will tell.
Peele’s first movie was the critically acclaimed Get Out, which won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and was nominated for three others, including Best Picture. It revitalized the horror genre and introduced Peele as one of the best filmmakers in Hollywood.
His next film, Us, got more mixed reviews but was still one of the most creative and terrifying horror films we’ve seen in years. And where Get Out had an award-worthy starring performance by Daniel Kaluuya, Us had Lupita Nyong’o delivering an iconic double performance for the ages. Where was her second Oscar?
Both films grossed over $250 million.
Scream Queens star Keke Palmer came out in 2015, when she released the steamy video for her song "I Don’t Belong to You," which showed her getting into a relationship with a woman played by fellow singer Cassie. She said the song represented who she was at the time, and that she’s not held down by any one label.
Ferreira, who stars in HBO’s Euphoria, came out in an interview with Out’s Rose Dommu in 2019. "I’m queer. In my private life, it’s been going on for a long time," she said.
Jordan Peele’s third film will debut in theaters on July 22, 2022.