Nope, the new sci-fi horror from Get Out and Us director Jordan Peele, releases digitally on VOD this Friday – only a month after it released in cinemas. The acclaimed movie has been confirmed to release on streaming services such as Amazon and Apple on 26 August. It originally released in cinemas on 22 July.
Nope tells the story about ranch owners, played by Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer, from a small desert town in California who encounter something supernatural hovering in the skies above. Suspecting it to be a UFO, a series of events occur that turns the little town into a nightmare.
As with most video on demand services, there will likely be an entry fee to watch Nope. It hasn’t been confirmed by the studios how much it will exactly cost, but be ready to spend around $30 – at least according to the Australian listing on Apple/iTunes.
Nope recently released in South African cinemas on Friday, 19 August, almost a month after the US release. Given the movie’s hefty $90 million budget, it has so far returned around $114 million domestically and $133 million worldwide. It’s by no means a failure and managed to earn back its budget, but it pales in comparison to Peele’s previous box office returns (Us was made for $20 million while Get Out was made for $4.5 million, each making over $250 million worldwide).
The description for Nope reads:
“‘What’s a bad miracle?’ Oscar winner Jordan Peele disrupted and redefined modern horror with Get Out and then Us. Now, he reimagines the movie with a new pop nightmare: the expansive horror epic, Nope.
The film reunites Peele with Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Judas and the Black Messiah), who is joined by Keke Palmer (Hustlers, Alice) and Oscar nominee Steven Yeun (Minari, Okja) as residents in a lonely gulch of inland California who bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery. Nope, which co-stars Michael Wincott (Hitchcock, Westworld) and Brandon Perea (The OA, American Insurrection), is written and directed by Jordan Peele and is produced by Ian Cooper (Us, Candyman) and Jordan Peele for Monkeypaw Productions.”
Nope releases digitally on VOD on Friday, 26 August 2022.
Source: Tom’s Guide