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Universal Studios Hollywood Introduces Jupiter’s Claim, a Film Set from New Horror Epic “Nope”

by Kimberly Krol Inlander

Jul 28, 2022

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The original Jupiter’s Claim set from Jordan Peele’s new horror epic Nope is now a new attraction on the popular Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood. Production designer Ruth DeJong created the elaborate set, then carefully disassembled it post-production and transported it to the theme park, where it was meticulously reconstructed with original props and film details.

 

“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 Scott Strobl, EVP and general manager, Universal Studios Hollywood. “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.”

 

In the film, Jupiter’s Claim is a family-fun theme park, based on the white-washed history and aesthetics of the California Gold Rush. The set moving to the Studio Tour is the first time in history an attraction shared an opening day and date with a movie release. It joins other iconic sets on the tour, like the Psycho house and Courthouse Square from Back to the Future.

 

“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.”

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