Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer for their upcoming supernatural thriller “Midnight Special”. Jeff Nichols (“Take Shelter,” “Mud” director) directs and writes with Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher, Sam Shepard, Bill Camp, Scott Haze and Paul Sparks starring.
Check out the official synopsis below:
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.
“Midnight Special” stars Oscar nominee Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher and Oscar nominee Sam Shepard. Rounding out the main cast are Bill Camp, Scott Haze and Paul Sparks.
Jeff Nichols directs from his own screenplay.
With an impressive cast, promising director and intriguing story, “Midnight Special” seems to have all the right ingredients. You can check the film out when it opens on March 18, 2016. Watch the trailer by pressing play above.