“Nope” Teaser Finally Reveals the Alien Ship Haunting Jordan Peele’s Latest
Yeah, nah. No. Hell no. How many ways can the characters in Jordan Peele’s Nope express their absolute refusal to accept the unacceptable menace hovering in the sky? In a new teaser for Peele’s latest, we finally get a glimpse at what his stellar cast is responding to, with a brief but thrilling glimpse at the alien ship menacing the good people of Nope. The craft is sleek, small-ish, and surreal. In fact, it’s a beautiful, almost classic version of an alien ship, something straight from the sci-fi classics Peele no doubt gorged on as a kid. Yet in his hands, you can be sure the aliens of Nope are going to be something new, as Peele has become one of the most reliably singular filmmaking talents of his generation.
Check out the new teaser here:
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Nope is at least partially set at the Haywood Ranch in Los Angeles, home to the only Black-owned horse trainers in Hollywood. In the cryptic but fantastic first trailer, we met the great-great, great, great-grandaughter of the first man ever caught on film, riding a horse, as she pitched the Haywood Ranch’s legacy to a room full of studio executives. Her goal, of course, is to get the executives to use the Haywood Ranch for their next film. “Ever since the moment pictures could move,” her sales pitch goes, “we’ve had skin in the game.”
This is when Peele reveals where he wants our attention to be, outside the ranch and in the sky, where a very strange cloud is hovering. Thanks to the new teaser, we how confirmation that we are, in fact, dealing with aliens. Cue a resounding nope. Nah. No way. Who wants to deal with that?
Nope reunites Peele and his Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya, who joins a stellar cast including Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Brand Perea, Barbie Ferreira, and Michael Wincott. It’s one of the most eagerly-anticipated films of the summer. When it comes to Nope, as it does with every Jordan Peele movie, it all leads to a resounding yes. We’ll be in the theater for this one when it premieres on July 22.
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Featured image: A poster for Nope. Courtesy Universal Pictures.