Jordan Peele Wanted To Honor ‘Akira’ With A Sequence In Nope. The 43-year-old director said he was inspired to replicate the famous downward slow-motion slide shot from the 1988 Japanese anime and that the film introduced him to a world of animation he had not seen as a fan of the Walt Disney classics. The 2022 neo-Western science fiction horror film, which stars Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer as a brother and sister trying to capture evidence of a UFO, was his directorial debut.
It was a costly VHS, he remarked. Directly, say, $25 or $30. I was suddenly introduced to this vast world where animation is also mature after being brought up believing that Disney is synonymous with animation. Your experiences in that movie include a cyberpunk dystopia, the ingenuity of the motorcycle culture, which could fill several seasons of television, and this enormous, horrifying interpretation of superpower.
In the Review Of The Year edition of Empire magazine, he admitted: “I was toying with the idea of attempting to emulate ‘Akira. In the end, I thought it would be better to invest that energy in something I had created rather than attempting to honor one of the greatest works of all time. It’s not like I developed a script and then decided to insert the Akira slide. For Keke Palmer’s character, Emerald, the scene where she chooses to take a stand is crucial. There are several ways to stop a motorbike, so when we got to preparing that particular moment, it was just like, “You know what? I could approach it differently,