Move over Midsommar, there’s a new sheriff (read: summer horror flick) in town. Jordan Peele has released the trailer for his third feature, Nope – a summertime film that swiftly spirals into a nightmare.
Featuring Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer (Hustlers), and Steven Yuen (Minari) as “residents in a lonely gulch of inland California who bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery,” the film takes place in the area surrounding the only Black-owned Hollywood horse ranch. The trailer doesn’t give much away, but from what we can glean, there’s plenty of contrasting elements that make for chilling cinema, including but not limited to: peppy horse trainers, inflatable air dancers, and an unmistakable ominous presence in the sky.
Described by Universal Pictures as an “expansive horror epic” that ponders the question, “What’s a bad miracle?”, Peele first introduced his third film with an ominous film poster on July 22, 2021, exactly a year before the film’s release. It follows on from Peele’s 2017 body-swap horror Get Out and 2019’s Us. Peele also co-wrote the Candyman reboot and served as producer on Lovecraft Country, The Twilight Zone reboot and the time-travel thriller Antebellum.
Nope will be released in cinemas on July 22, 2022. Watch the trailer below.