Jordan Peele is definitely a thinking man’s filmmaker.
Not content with simply crafting a horror movie, the Oscar winner has layered his latest R-rated effort–Nope–with nuances and social commentary. And this week, he also opened up a bit more about what fans can expect when the film hits theaters later this month.
Peele–who already has built an impressive genre legacy with Get Out and Us—told Slash Film that when he began thinking about Nope, he “started off wanting to make a film that would put an audience in the immersive experience of being in the presence of a UFO.”
Peele added that he also “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.”
As he started to write the script, he said he “started to dig into the nature of spectacle, our addiction to spectacle and the insidious nature of attention. So, that’s what it’s about.” And, Peele added, “it’s about a brother and sister–and healing their relationship.”
Nope–which lands in theaters July 22–is written, directed and produced by Peele and stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott, Barbie Ferreira and Brandon Perea.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Nope from Jordan Peele.