Watch: First Official Trailer for Jeff Nichols' Sci-Fi 'Midnight Special'
He is not like us. Warner Bros has finally debuted a trailer for Jeff Nichols' long-awaited new PG-13 sci-fi movie Midnight Special, that he made for the studio before moving on to make Loving. Nichols' regular Michael Shannon stars along with Kirsten Dunst as the father and mother of a very special, very unique boy named Alton, played by Jaeden Lieberher. In addition, Joel Edgerton and Adam Driver show up as well. This looks a bit different than I was expecting, but I'm looking forward to it nonetheless because I still have hope for this Jeff Nichols sci-fi. I'm curious to see how everyone responds to this footage. Enjoy!
Here's the first official trailer for Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special, direct from YouTube:
A father (Michael Shannon) and son go on the run after learning his child possesses special powers. Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special has always been billed as more of a family film, and it has a PG-13 rating. In an interview Nichols explained the origin of the idea behind this: "I want to make a 1960's biker film. I want to make a big, PG summer blockbuster family film, kind of like I want to revamp Tremors. I've got an idea for that. That kind of movie." This is Jeff Nichols' fourth feature film, following Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter and Mud previously. Warner Bros originally had this set for release this Thanksgiving, but pushed it back until next year. Midnight Special now opens in theaters starting March 18th, 2016 next year. Thoughts?