An ominous cloud, a black horse and random pieces of debris floating in mid-air.
That imagery was more than enough to get fans buzzing about Jordan Peele’s highly-anticipated sci-fi horror film, Nope—and for good reason. With his past box office hits, Get Out and Us, the writer and director garnered a reputation for expertly weaving timely themes and powerful symbols into his work. So, it comes as no surprise that his latest title is just as complex as it is bizarre.
The new film, which premieres today, stars Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer as siblings OJ and Emerald Haywood, who own a horse ranch that often works with Hollywood production teams for films. After their father suddenly dies from a random object that falls from the sky, they learn that a deadly UFO has been lingering in the clouds above their ranch. Desperate to capture it on camera, they devise a plan, but things quickly go south.