Jordan Peele Sheds Light On ‘Nope’ Title’s Meaning

by Thomas Tuna

One thing about Jordan Peele–his film titles are, well, different.

Peele–the filmmaker behind such genre hits as Get Out and Us–discussed his latest endeavor–Nope–at this week’s CinemaCon, and even took the time to explain what the heck the title means, according to a report on

The plot of the new film–slated for a theatrical release July 22–is still pretty much a mystery, but what is known is that it follows James and Jill Haywood (Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer), who witness what appears to be an alien invasion.

When Peele addressed the CinemaCon audience, he explained that Nope “is a ride. The title speaks to the idea of the audience reacting to what they’re thinking and feeling in the theater.”

And here’s the point of the strange title, according to Peele. “When you tell people it’s a scary movie, a lot of the time, they say, ‘Nope’. So, I want to acknowledge those people with the title and bring them in,” he said.

Peele added, “This is about the person who thinks they don’t love the horror movie. To show them that maybe they do.”

Nope–written, directed and produced by Peele–also stars Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott, Barbara Ferreira, Brandon Perea and MoCap performer Terry Notary. The Universal Pictures film is described as a “reimagining of the summer movie” and an “expansive horror epic.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on Nope.


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