Nope London Film Premiere 2022
After random objects falling from the sky result in the death of their father, ranch-owning siblings OJ and Emerald Haywood attempt to capture video evidence of an unidentified flying object with the help of tech salesman Angel Torres and documentarian Antlers Holst.
The residents of a lonely gulch in inland California bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.
Nope London Premieres UK premiere
- Status: Confirmed
- Date:July 28, 2022
- Location: Odeon Leicester Square, London
- Attended by: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Writer & Director Jordan Peele, Producer Ian Cooper
- Release in Cinemas: 2022-07-22
- Rating: 7.6
- Runtime: 130 minutes
- directors:Jordan Peele
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- Keke Palmer's introductory scene, in which Emerald delivers her energetic and fast-talking monologue about her family history during a safety meeting on the set of a film shoot, took fourteen takes to shoot. Jordan Peele described each one as "very wildly different."
- Jordan Peele cites the "King Kong" and "Jurassic Park" monster films, the sci-fi film Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Signs (2002), and the fantasy film The Wizard of Oz (1939) as an influence on the film. He considers these films as examples of addiction to spectacle, a major theme in the film.
- Despite being featured prominently in the film, Fry's Electronics went out of business prior to the film's release.
- Stephen Yeun's character has a large pair of metal scissors on his desk which are the same scissors prominently featured in Jordan Peele's previous film Us (2019)
- Jordan Peele said he wrote the script "at a time when we were a little bit worried about the future of cinema. So the first thing I knew is I wanted to create a spectacle. I wanted to create something that the audience would have to come see."
- After the release of the film's trailer and Super Bowl LVI commercial, viewers began theorizing that the film may involve an alien invasion, believing the title to be an acronym for Not Of Planet Earth, despite the plot still being kept under wraps at the time.
- One of the lead roles was offered to Jesse Plemons but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts with his movie Killers of the Flower Moon (2023) which was shooting at the same time.
- Gordy is not the first mo-cap simian portrayed by Terry Notary. He previously portrayed Rocket in the rebooted Planet of the Apes Trilogy.
- Emerald and OJ respectively wear green and orange (OJ for orange juice) clothes.
- Jordan Peele specifically chose the cowboy film Buck and the Preacher (1972) to feature prominently in the film: "It was the first film that I know of that had Black cowboys represented in it. The myth that cowboys were just White guys running around is just not true, but we don't know that because of Hollywood and the romanticized view of a very brutalized era. The film shares a similar spirit."
- Takes place in Agua Dulce, California by the famous Vasquez Rocks.
- Principal photography began on June 7, 2021, in Los Angeles.
- Antlers Holst ( Michael Wincott) is named after composer Gustav Holst. The Scandinavian translation of "Gustav" is "goos stafr" ("gods' staff" or "staff of the gods") and the staves of Scandinavian gods (those who use one) is depicted as being made from or topped with an Antler.
- The film premiered at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on July 18, 2022, and was released in the United States on July 22, 2022, by Universal Pictures.
- The name of the TV show, "Hey Gordy!" is a reference to the song of the same name recorded by the 80s thrash metal supergroup S.O.D.
- After Gordy exits his rampage, he signs to Young Ricky, "What happened family?"
- In the final act of the movie, Emerald Haywood performs a sliding stop on a motorcycle that mirrors the iconic slide from " Akira (1988). Jordan Peele listed Akira as one of his favorite films of all time and was given an offer to direct the live-action version Akira, but turned it down.
- The quote seen at the beginning of the film is from the book of Nahum, in the Bible's Old Testament. In it, the prophet Nahum tells the story of the city of Nineveh and how it was marked for destruction by God because of the wickedness of its people and how He would "make spectacles" of them just as they made spectacles of their own sin, before Jonah convinced them to repent. The movie, as described by the cast and crew, draws many parallels from this verse and story, especially in the way it handles its themes of "spectacle", the lengths people will go to hoping to take advantage of it, and the consequences thereof. The treatment of Gordy and his eventual rampage, Ricky's attempt to use the alien as an attraction in his own theme park, the deaths of the TMZ cameraman and Antlers Holst, even the curiosity of real-life movie-goers and their inability to turn away from the screen, are all now being considered prime examples of how these themes are revealed throughout the film.
- The alien's animal form is inspired by sea creatures: jellyfish, octopodes, squid, electric eels (electricity generation) and knife ghostfish (which moves without fins).
- 22nd of July 2021 Jordan Peele released an image on Instagram for this movie with a title called NOPE. Exactly one year later, the film would be released on July 22nd, 2022.
Where was Nope filmed?
This are the locations:
- Firestone Ranch, Santa Clarita, California, USA
- Fry's Electronics - 2311 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, California, USA
- Santa Clarita, California, USA
- Los Angeles, California, USA
- Agua Dulce, California, USA
- Southern California, California, USA