First Trailer for Jeff Nichols’ Sci-fi Thriller ‘Midnight Special’

Jeff Nichols' Sci-fi Thriller

Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled a first look at their upcoming PG-13 sci-fi epic Midnight Special. The long-awaited film from Take Shelter and Mud director Jeff Nichols stars Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Sam Shepard, Adam Driver, and newcomer Jaeden Lieberher.

Midnight Special follows a father who sets to protect his very unique son while being hunted by a pair of dangerous groups. The film was originally set for a Thanksgiving 2015 release, but was pushed back to March 18, 2016.

Hit the jump to check out the official trailer and get a taste of Adam Driver as a villain before his role as Kylo Ren.

Finally, something cool and original from Hollywood instead of another stupid remake. The effects look kind of cheap, but Jeff Nichols hasn’t disappointed yet.

Jeff Nichols' Sci-fi Thriller

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.