The summer of Nope is officially here. We’ve spent the better part of the last year speculating about Jordan Peele’s ominous new film—gleaning as much info from posters and teases as possible. The first Nope trailer gave us our first real look at the chilling film, set in the dusty California desert. But ahead of the film’s release next month, we have a final look at Nope with a new trailer. After a year of teasing us with a spooky cloud—and quick pans of the characters looking terrified at the sky—the trailer fills us in on what’s really happening. Obviously, I’m talking about the aliens.
Jordan Peele is making a movie about aliens. And two ranchers siblings—Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer—are doing what I wouldn’t dare: they’re trying to capture some footage of said aliens. This may or may not be a terrible idea. But the trailer indicates they’ll get their money shot or die trying—when an emphasis on the latter.
In the trailer, we see the Haywood family minding their own business on their ranch until their father’s mysterious, and certainly horrifying, death. His murderer, it seems, looms beyond the clouds. Things continue to get weird in their remote town—spooked horses, sudden power outages, and other ominous happenings. So, they decide to investigate. And rope in a Geek Squad-like kid to get the gadgets, who I can already tell is gonna be way in over his head. Meanwhile, we have Steven Yeun bringing his own sinister P.T. Barnum/Ripley’s Believe it or Not energy into the mix.
Michael Wincott and Brandon Perea round out the cast, which also features Keith David. A group of isolated people hunted by a mysterious, otherworldly being? Sounds a lot like another film Keith David famously starred in. Truly an excellent move by Peele.
And for all the trailer’s talk about the money shot, it closes out with utter perfection. By that, of course, I mean this image:
Peele wrote and directed Nope, also producing alongside Ian Cooper.
Nope debuts in theaters on July 22, 2022.