Ever since I heard that Jeff Nichols was directing what he described as a “sci-fi road movie,” I’ve been interested to see what Midnight Special would be about…and man, I wasn’t expecting this! Michael Shannon’s son has destructive powers when the sun is up? Shannon’s on the run with him while the government and a cult are in pursuit? Whoooooa. Beyond those details, the trailer plays its hand close to its chest, so I don’t have much else to say about it, except that original sci-fi from a director as talented as Nichols is worth getting excited about.
Midnight Special comes out March 18, 2016.