Sci-Fi Horror Movie ‘Nope’ Hits Philippine Cinemas on August 17

Director Jordan Peele’s sci-fi horror film “Nope” will be released in Philippine cinemas on August 17.

“’No’ was written in 2020 during the pandemic. It was that crazy time. In many ways the film is a reflection of all the horrors that happened that year and are still happening,” Peele said.

Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer in “No” (Universal Pictures)

About the title, he explained: “No, it means a lot of things. I always like to get into the minds of my audience. I was inspired by the sense of existential helplessness in all of us, and then this idea of ​​a show, to get people out to the movies and help reinvigorate their love for the cinematic experience, and at the same time I wondered why we are obsessed with spectacle.

In “No,” brothers OJ (played by Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald Haywood (Keke Palmer) get back together when their father dies and leaves them a ranch to run, known for training horses used in major Hollywood productions.

As they delve deeper into running the ranch, both notice something unusual – something is in the sky and it’s abducting people and animals, and the Haywood siblings are determined to uncover the mystery behind it. .

“No” was shot with large format and IMAX cameras.

“What I love about Jordan’s movies is that they’re hard to describe. They must be experienced. There is always a real eternal premise and then a real truth in the middle. I always bend over when I don’t know what something is,” Kaluuya said.

He added, “But I can only lean in when I know the director is passionate about it, understands it, feels it. And that’s still true for Jordan.

“To me, the movie is about chasing something so far outside of yourself and chasing it to such an extent that you don’t realize, until it’s too late, what you already had” , Palmer said.

A Universal Pictures release, “Nope” opens in Philippine theaters on August 17.