Midnight Special Trailer: Michael Shannon Protects His Super-Powered Son

Michael Shannon teams up once again with Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols for Midnight Special, a sci-fi thriller where Shannon must protect his super-powered son. Along with Shannon, Midnight Special shows off its impressive cast in this new trailer, including Joel Egerton, Adam Driver, and Kirsten Dunst.

Here is the trailer:

And here is the official 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.

Take Shelter, the first pairing of Michael Shannon and Jeff Nichols (who also directed the wonderful drama Mud), was a brilliantly intimate thriller, and this looks to be more of the same with a little sci-fi flourish. The film hits theaters March 18 next year.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
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