The last time Michael Shannon had to deal with somebody with super powers, a whole city was nearly destroyed by dubstep and Batman got pissed off. Luckily, Midnight Special doesn’t feature an alien in a tight blue onesie and a red cape but it certainly doesn’t look any less super.
The upcoming film reteams Shannon with his Take Shelter and Mud writer-director Jeff Nichols and once again it appears to be a potent pairing as Nichols seems to be merging his previous dabblings in both sci-fi and coming of age drama in this tale about a father who has to go on the run from shady G-men when his son starts exhibiting strange super powers.
The first trailer dropped last night and it’s looking damn good with a gritty low-key sci-fi vibe, all bolstered by a stellar support cast including Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver, and Sam Shepard. Check it out below!
From Mud and Take Shelter writer and director Jeff Nichols, Midnight Special follows a father (Michael Shannon), who goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), and uncover the truth behind the boy’s special powers. What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government. Ultimately his father risks everything to protect Alton and help fulfill a destiny that could change the world forever in this genre–defying film as supernatural as it is intimately human.
Midnight Special is scheduled for release on March 18, 2016.
Last Updated: November 20, 2015