Starting July 22, 2022, Universal Studios Hollywood guests will be able to see the original Jupiter’s Claim set from Jordan Peele’s new horror movie “Nope” during the park’s world-famous Studio Tour.
The Jupiter’s Claim set – a permanent addition to the tour – will debut in tandem with the theatrical release of the film, making it the first time a Studio Tour attraction has opened with a movie release.
“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Jordan Peele and bring a piece of his innovative film to Universal Studios Hollywood for our guests to experience,” said Universal Studios Hollywood EVP and General Manager Scott Strobl. “Jordan’s creativity and ingenuity have produced unique, thought-provoking movies, and we couldn’t be more excited to showcase his original Jupiter’s Claim set as a permanent centerpiece attraction on the Studio Tour, giving our guests a front row seat to authentic movie-making magic.”
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Jordan Peele redefined modern horror with “Get Out” and “Us.” “Nope” reunites the filmmaker with Oscar-winner Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out,” “Judas and the Black Messiah”), who’s joined by Keke Palmer (“Hustlers,” “Alice”) and Oscarnominee Steven Yeun (“Minari,” “Okja”) as inland California residents who “bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.”
In the movie, Jupiter’s Claim – a theme park set in Southern California’s Santa Clarita Valley – becomes a key location as the characters investigate mysterious and unexplained phenomena that lead them to terrifying consequences.
The integration of the film’s fictional theme park set into the Studio Tour began early in production with filmmakers working collaboratively with Universal Creative at Universal Studios Hollywood as the elaborate set was disassembled post-production and transported to Universal Studios Hollywood, where it was reconstructed on site (complete with original props and details from the film).
“I remember visiting Universal Studios when I was 12 years old and being mesmerized. That experience reinforced my passion and drive to someday join in on the meta-magic of ‘backlot life.’ Since then, I’ve been fortunate enough to direct three movies for Universal,” said Jordan Peele. “It is a privilege to honor these collaborations with my studio partners, crew members, and cast, and to be able to share Jupiter’s Claim with fans.”
The Studio Tour is known for taking guests behind the scenes of a working movie and television studio. The Jupiter’s Claim set from “Nope” joins other iconic sets on the Universal Studios’ backlot, including Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds,” the Psycho house and Bates Motel from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” and Courthouse Square from Robert Zemeckis’ “Back to the Future.”
Click here for more information about visiting Universal Studios Hollywood, and check out the official “Nope” trailer below: