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Blinding 1st trailer for Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special with Michael Shannon

11.19.2015

Fans of director Jeff Nichols' previous efforts (TAKE SHELTER & MUD), get ready to be happy. The first trailer for his latest flick, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, has arrived. Starring Nichols' go-to-guy Michael Shannon as a father on the run to protect his "gifted" son, this one has got a sci-fi/supernatural vibe, mixed with the familial ties that are typically found in the director's work. Joining Shannon is a solid line-up of players, including Joel Edgerton, Kylo Ren Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst (killing it in Fargo this season!), and Sam Shepard.

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Here's the synopsis:

In the sci-fi thriller “Midnight Special,” writer/director Jeff Nichols proves again that he is one of the most compelling storytellers of our time, as a father (Michael Shannon) 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.

This looks pretty cool, but I think Nichol's involvement is the biggest selling point (minus an obviously good cast). He's got the right touch to make this more than what could easily be a Syfy original movie. That said, if someone were to utter the name "Scott Summers" at some point in the trailer, this could easily be X-MEN ORIGINS: CYCLOPS. Just sayin'.

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL hits theaters on March 18, 2016.

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11:08PM on 11/23/2015

Looks like somebody wrote an X-men Origins: Cyclops...

... then the studio rejected it so they said, "Fine, we'll change the names, locations, and beam color... and sell the story to another studio."
... then the studio rejected it so they said, "Fine, we'll change the names, locations, and beam color... and sell the story to another studio."
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11:10PM on 11/23/2015
Aw crap. The article author beat me to this! That's what I get for not reading the whole article lol.
Aw crap. The article author beat me to this! That's what I get for not reading the whole article lol.
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5:25AM on 11/20/2015
My ticket is bought! I love the realistic style, feel and tone of these films.
My ticket is bought! I love the realistic style, feel and tone of these films.
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10:56PM on 11/19/2015
Looks like Mud meets D.A.R.Y.L. Or I hope it is.
Looks like Mud meets D.A.R.Y.L. Or I hope it is.
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9:22PM on 11/19/2015
You had me at Michael Shannon. Will see anything the guy lends his craft to.
You had me at Michael Shannon. Will see anything the guy lends his craft to.
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7:05PM on 11/19/2015
Yes another fresh sci fi film. Looks awesome.
Yes another fresh sci fi film. Looks awesome.
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6:26PM on 11/19/2015
Phenomenal tone. When sci-fi is written well, it's a wonderful thing.
Phenomenal tone. When sci-fi is written well, it's a wonderful thing.
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6:08PM on 11/19/2015
The kid is reading a Superman comic on the poster. Doesn't he know his father was killed by Superman?!
The kid is reading a Superman comic on the poster. Doesn't he know his father was killed by Superman?!
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5:57PM on 11/19/2015
This looks amazing.
This looks amazing.
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3:10PM on 11/19/2015
And this isn`t based on a book or a comic!? An original idea! No way.Looks good.
And this isn`t based on a book or a comic!? An original idea! No way.Looks good.
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