Warner Bros. Pictures has launched the teaser trailer of its new sci-fi thriller “Midnight Special” which may be viewed below.
In the film, 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 (“Revolutionary Road,” “Man of Steel”), Joel Edgerton (“Black Mass”), Kirsten Dunst (TV’s “Fargo”), Adam Driver (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) Jaeden Lieberher (“St. Vincent,” TV’s “Masters of Sex”) and Oscar nominee Sam Shepard (“August Osage County”). Rounding out the main cast are Bill Camp (“Lincoln”), Scott Haze (“As I Lay Dying”) and Paul Sparks (“HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”).
Acclaimed filmmaker Jeff Nichols (“Mud,” “Take Shelter”) directed the film from his own screenplay.
“Midnight Special” opens April 20, 2016 exclusively at Century City Cinemas, Commercenter Cinemas, Eastwood Cinemas, Festival Mall and Shang Cineplex. The film is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.