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Universal Releases ‘Nope’ Featurette Showcasing Diverse Below-the-Line Crew

With still a month to go before the July 22 release of Jordan Peele’s Nope, every new clip is an opportunity to overanalyze for hints about the auteur’s cryptic upcoming feature. But the new behind-the-scenes featurette released by Universal on Wednesday doesn’t require much pause-and-rewind to grasp the point. The two-and-a-half-minute video features members of […]

Annecy: Netflix Animation Debuts New Footage From Filmmakers Including Henry Selick and Jordan Peele

Netflix Animation showcased a bevy of upcoming, diverse projects this week at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival: That included the unveiling of a scene from the anticipated Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio; the world premiere of Oscar winner Chris Williams’ original The Sea Beast, which premieres July 8 on the streaming service; and new footage […]

Final ‘Nope’ Trailer Reveals Far More Plot Details for Jordan Peele’s Upcoming Sci-Fi Horror Film

Nope dropped its final trailer Thursday — and it is far clearer just what is in store for audiences this summer. Written and directed by Oscar winner Jordan Peele, the Universal science fiction horror film is most definitely about aliens. That was the assumption from the initial looks at the film, but the previous trailers […]

Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope,’ ‘Minions’ Sequel and ‘Jurassic World’ Finale Among Universal CinemaCon Highlights

“Nope.” That is Jordan Peele on whether he was about to present new footage of his Universal Pictures film today at CinemaCon. It’s also the title of his new horror entry, and the maestro has always loved keeping the mystery surrounding his projects like Us and Get Out intact before audiences get to experience the […]

Christopher Nolan, Jordan Peele Among Filmmakers Working With Imax to Develop New Film Cameras

Imax plans to develop new film cameras that would be created with input from filmmakers such as Christopher Nolan and Jordan Peele. The work will be done in collaboration with Kodak, camera maker Panavision, and postproduction company and film lab Fotokem. The large-format film company is also consulting with leading cinematographers including Linus Sandgren (No Time […]

Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Scares Up a Trailer Ahead of Super Bowl

Horror filmmaker Jordan Peele is back with the first trailer for Nope, which debuted on Super Bowl Sunday. The trailer reveals that Nope appears to have a sci-fi element, with an unidentified object menacing the owners of a ranch, touted as home of the only Black-owned horse trainers in Hollywood. Peele, who came up in the […]

Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions Moves Overall TV Deal to Universal

Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions are moving their TV business. Monkeypaw and Peele have signed a multiyear overall TV deal with Universal Studio Group, bringing it under the same roof as Peele’s film production partnership with Universal Pictures. Monkeypaw previously had a first-look TV deal with Amazon. The deal comes on the heels of […]

Unpacking ‘Candyman’ and Its Darkest Revelation

[This story contains spoilers for Candyman.] He is the writing on the wall, the whisper in the classroom. Without these things, he is nothing. Director Nia DaCosta doesn’t merely write or whisper, she paints a large canvas encompassing generations of trauma, and then proceeds to shout the name from the rooftops: Candyman. Candyman. Candyman. Candyman. […]

Box Office: ‘Candyman’ to Scare Up $20M-Plus Debut, ‘Free Guy’ Looks at No. 2 Spot

As the delta variant continues to surge across much of the country — and after the National Association of Theater Owners descended on Las Vegas for CinemaCon— the box office enters another weekend in uncertain times, but with a big debut. The only new wide release, R-rated horror Candyman, opens on roughly 3,400 screens in […]

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in ‘Candyman’: Film Review

The rising star plays a contemporary Chicago artist whose fascination with an urban legend leads him down a terrifying path in Nia DaCosta’s reboot, co-written by Jordan Peele.

Original ‘Candyman’ Star Reflects on Working With Bees and Reprising His Role in Reboot

Candyman, which returns Aug. 27 to terrify audiences in an all-new version directed by Nia DaCosta and co-written by Jordan Peele, began as the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker, first published in 1985. English writer-director Bernard Rose optioned the story — about a hook-handed urban legend that comes to life — and relocated […]

Jordan Peele Unveils ‘Nope’ As Title of Next Movie

Horror maestro Jordan Peele is pulling back the curtain a tiny bit on his next directorial effort. The filmmaker known for Get Out and Us revealed Thursday that his upcoming 2022 movie is called Nope, and has also shared the first poster for the project. Nope reunites Peele with Oscar-winner Daniel Kaluuya, who broke out […]