Since his directorial debut in 2017 with Get Out, Jordan Peele has become one of the most anticipated and hyped directors of our time. Later releasing Us in 2019, the director further solidified his status as an iconic horror movie director with his own style.
The director is known for his mature horror films based on complex and terrifying plots. He has referenced classic Hollywood films to give social commentary and a different perspective for the audience to observe from.
What is Nope about?
With a lot of the movie’s plot under wraps, the director has once again produced a unique and original story. Teasing the plot of the film, the director stated to Empire magazine that the movie concentrates on the story between a brother and sister. He further stated:
“…..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.”
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With the film expected to include extraterrestrial elements, this will also be Jordan Peele’s most expensive film to date. Get Out cost only $4.5 million and Us was made within $20 million, while Nope had a $68 million budget, further raising the stakes if the film fails.
Jordan Peele’s Nope hits theatres!
Being the filmmaker’s third directorial release, Nope seems to be the slowest amongst the three films when it comes to performing. But is still considered a major success when in competition with the other big films out there, such as Bullet Train, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Top Gun: Maverick.
Released in July, Rotten Tomatoes‘ Erik Davis reported that Nope’s box office has surpassed the $100 million mark in the domestic market, making Jordan one of the few directors who has achieved such a feat.
Nope is now in theatres.