Jordan Peele Reveals New Details About ‘Nope’

His mysterious film drops on July 22 and is considered a horror film in a new light.

Audiences are clamoring to see the latest Jordan Peele horror film as Nope approaches its July 22 release date.

In the film, Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun star in a tale that seemingly revolves around UFOs terrorizing the population of a rural mountain town. And according to the film’s director, there’s much more than what meets the eye in his mysterious project.

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“It’s about a lot of things,” Peele said. “The first notion that I latched onto when I was writing this movie was the idea of making a spectacle. I wanted to make a flying saucer movie because I just felt like if we can feel like we’re in the presence of something ‘other,’ if we feel like that’s real, then that’s an immersive experience worthy of going to the movies.”

Peele believes that his “flying saucer movie” will “honor horror” in new and fantastical ways.

As he spoke with The Today Show, Peele responded to the assessment that Nope will incorporate race into the plot.

“I think it’s impossible to make any movie without it being about race because race is all around us,” Peele said. “You can’t have Black people in a flying saucer film and just have it be the same experience. It’s not. There’s a different relationship.”

He added, “My race, I think, has informed my entire artistic journey, and part of it has been trying to reconcile the box, and the box is that this country puts people of color in and trying to break out of that box.”

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Lastly, Peele commented on whether or not a major Hollywood studio would even fund an original vision from a Black filmmaker on such a grand scale.

“I think this idea of letting a Black director put his vision into a film and commit to it... let's put it this way, five years ago, and I didn't think they'd ever let me do that,” he said. “So much of my career before I became a director was marred with this internalized sense that I could never be allowed to do that, that no one would ever trust me with money — enough money to do my vision the way they'd trust other people. I felt that that was true.”

Nope hits theaters on July 22. 

Watch a portion of Peele's Today segment above.

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