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2022 Wrapped | Project Spotlight: NOPE

December 30, 2022

Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele disrupted and redefined modern horror with Get Out and then Us. This year, he reimagined the summer movie with a new pop nightmare: the expansive horror epic, Nope.

An expansive pop epic of uncanny science fiction and complex social thriller that unpacks the seeds of violence, risk, and opportunism that are inseparable from the romanticized history of the American West, and from show business itself. The film reunites Peele with Daniel Kaluuya, who is joined by Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun as residents in a lonely gulch of inland California who bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.

Jordan Peele received incredible success with his directorial debut, Get Out, winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. As we move full swing into award season, it’s no surprise Nope has already begun to bring in a wealth of nominations.

Last week, the 95th Oscars shortlist was announced with Nope making the running for Best Visual Effects. MPC provided a full-service offering to Universal Pictures and Monkeypaw Productions – from working directly with the filmmakers during pre-production on concept art and visualization to delivering more than 675 complex VFX shots.

The New York Times announced their ‘Best Movies of 2022’ and taking the top spot was Jordan Peele’s summer flick. “The movie is a genre joyride and a philosophical puzzle. And it has plenty to say – about labour, family, race, grief and (yes) movies – in a visual language that feels at once familiar yet radically new.”

And finally, MPC Visualization received recognition at this year’s Concept Art Awards, winning the award in the category Live-Action Film, Creature. Art Director, Leandre Lagrange led the Art Department to develop the alien entity Jean Jacket. You can read more about MPC Visualization’s incredible work in our End-to-End Visual Filmmaking feature.

There’s no doubt Jordan Peele’s success with Nope will continue in 2023, so keep your eye out for more exciting news! You can read more about MPC’s work over at our filmography or you can sign up to our Global Creative Community to receive our latest news and insights straight to your inbox.

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