'Nope': Jordan Peele's new alien film releases in USA - but when's it coming to Europe?

Jordan Peele hopes his 'summer spectacle' 'Nope' will entice audiences back to cinemas
Jordan Peele hopes his 'summer spectacle' 'Nope' will entice audiences back to cinemas Copyright Universal Pictures
By Theo Farrant with AP
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'Nope', the highly anticipated science fiction horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele is soon to release. But how have critics responded to the movie so far?


There's little in contemporary movies quite like the arrival of a new Jordan Peele film. 

They tend to descend ominously and mysteriously, a little like an unknown object from above that casts an expanding, darkening shadow the closer it comes.

'Nope', the writer-director's third film is finally here!

After Peele's singular Oscar-winning debut, 'Get Out', about the possession of Black people's bodies and mistaken beliefs of a post-racial America, and his follow-up, 'Us', a monstrous tale of doppelgangers and societal mirrors; the closely-kept-under-wraps Nope brings a new set of horrors and unsettling metaphors.

The highly anticipated film, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun, follows a group of residents on an isolated Californian horse ranch who encounter a mysterious force in the clouds that affects human and animal behaviour. 

It's Peele's most ambitious film yet and digs into the nature of spectacle and the desire to document it - a multithreaded theme that encompasses Hollywood history and Nope itself. 

The film released today (22 July) in the USA exclusively in cinemas. It comes to European cinemas in August. 

As a Universal Picture film, it will make its streaming debut on Peacock later on in the year. A date has not yet been announced. 

What has been the response to 'Nope' so far?

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Daniel Kaluuya, left, and writer/director Jordan Peele on the set of NopeUniversal Pictures

The film has received mostly high praise from critics so far - with some critics comparing Peele to filmmakers like Steven Spielberg.

Check out the video player above for a preview of the film and an interview with Jordan Peele

Video editor • Theo Farrant

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