If anyone can break though the franchise box office juggernauts with original high concept movies that fascinate the masses, it’s director Jordan Peele.
The first trailer for his latest mystery project has dropped on Super Bowl Sunday, nearly a year after he first teased the world with the movie’s title and one sheet poster.
The debut trailer raises more questions than it answers, but the premise — an apparent alien invasion — is rooted in Peele’s recurring thematic exploration of African-American life (cultural, historic and systemic).
Starring Get Out‘s Daniel Kaluuya and rising star Keke Palmer (Hustlers), the duo plays as a couple that descends from the first-ever African-American ever captured on motion picture film. It’ll be interesting to see how Peele blossoms that obscure but historically-significant seed.
Co-starring Oscar nominee Steven Yeun (Minari), Nope is set to hit theaters this summer on July 22, 2022.