Midnight Special, the latest feature from writer/director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter) looks nothing short of spectacular. It channels a phenomenal “Amblin” vibe of movies such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, where Conspiracy Theory meets family dynamics and Sci-fi (and, of course, you guessed who the bad guys are: the Military). It also has a great cast, including Michael Shannon in the leading role, an actor I find absolutely fascinating. The film is set for release on March 18, 2016.
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.
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