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?
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
Trey on Nov 19, 2015
A must watch for me.... liked mud!
ari smulders on Nov 19, 2015
Mud was really nice movie. Take Shelter was a bit psychotic, but still ok. I'm pretty convince this one will be ok too ...
shiboleth on Nov 19, 2015
I'm getting an Unbreakable vibe from this film. Looks really fantastic. Take Shelter is one of the best films I've ever experienced, Mud was great too, still have yet to see Shotgun Stories, but I'd give that and this film a shot anytime since he's on a wicked hot streak thus far. I'm just worried that, if this film turns out to be a masterpiece, it'll be completely decimated at the box-office by Batman v. Superman.
thejon93rd on Nov 19, 2015
Shotgun Stories was a lot more straightforward but it was still really good. You can definitely see a progression in his abilities though, so I'm pretty psyched for this movie.
Bill Brixton on Nov 19, 2015
evilED on Nov 19, 2015
Take Shelter was amazing, Jeff Nichols, David Wingo and Michael Shannon is a great combo. Looking forward to this one.
Efterklang on Nov 19, 2015
ET with a human. Watch when a director and his actors elevate an otherwise tired plot. I sense greatness.
DAVIDPD on Nov 19, 2015
Yeah, looks pretty damn good.
grimjob on Nov 20, 2015
looks good. mysterious vibe. kinda like J.J. Abrams but on a smaller scale
Joker's hideout on Nov 21, 2015
TheOct8pus on Nov 21, 2015
wtf, yes please. Awesome cast.
Bibowski on Nov 24, 2015
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