‘The New Mutants’ Movie Trailer Shows Off an X-Men Horror Film

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20th Century Fox has dropped the very first trailer for The New Mutants, the upcoming X-Men film marking another step in a different direction following Deadpool and Logan.

“We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe,” director Josh Boone, who previously directed Y.A. drama The Fault in Our Stars, said back in May. “There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We’re trying to do something very, very different.”

Different indeed. The New Mutants is set in a facility, an asylum of sorts, that holds young mutants. And horror is the name of the game here. Boone looks to be having fun taking the franchise in a decidedly darker route, with cinematographer Peter Deming clearly showcasing his experience with dark-edged projects (Mulholland Dr., From Hell, Drag Me to Hell, The Cabin in the Woods, Twin Peaks). It’s easy to see why One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Shining and The Breakfast Club have been cited as influences on the film.

The talented young cast includes Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Split) as Magik, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) as Cannonball, Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as Sunspot, and Blu Hunt (The Originals) as Mirage.

Watch out for The New Mutants to arrive in Australian cinemas on April 12 and to open in US cinemas on April 13, 2018.

Image credit: 20th Century Fox

Image credit: 20th Century Fox

Image credit: 20th Century Fox

Image credit: 20th Century Fox

Image credit: 20th Century Fox

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