Any trailer that begins with someone saying, "I'm gonna ask you a series of questions, I want you to respond truthfully," is likely going to be well worth your time. For the new trailer for Josh Boone's The New Mutants, the very Oct. 13-ish mood is cemented even further with the wise inclusion of portions of the Pink Floyd megaclassic "Another Brick in the Wall."
Boone, who's directing from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee, said earlier this year that X-Men fans should expect a full-on horror movie. "We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe," Boone told Entertainment Weekly in May. "There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We're trying to do something very, very different.
The film will be inspired by the New Mutants comic book run, starting in 1984, that featured the work of artist Bill Sienkiewicz. "[The Sienkiewicz era] felt like Stephen King meets John Hughes," Boone recalled. However, the film is still believed to be shooting for a PG-13 rating.
New Mutants stars Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, Stranger Things' Charlie Heaton as Cannonball, Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, Henry Zaga as Sunspot, Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes, and Blu Hunt as Mirage. "New Mutants is about these teenagers who are just coming into their powers," 20th Century Fox CEO Stacey Snider told Variety last month when explaining how the studio avoids comic book movie fatigue. "It's like watching mutants go through adolescence and they have no impulse control, so they're dangerous." Snider, echoing the horror promises of Boone, said New Mutants is equal parts The Shining and Breakfast Club.
Catch New Mutants Apr. 13, 2018.