If there was ever a question as to if Fox’s X-Men spinoff New Mutants is a horror movie or not, the very fact that they’re dropping the teaser trailer on Friday the 13th should be all the confirmation needed.
Filming wrapped this past September on director Josh Boone’s (The Fault in Our Stars) New Mutants, a Marvel Comics property that Boone has promised will be a “full-fledged horror movie.” Doubling down on that early promise, 20th Century Fox CEO Stacey Snider then compared the film to The Shining.
“The genre is like a haunted-house movie with a bunch of hormonal teenagers. We haven’t seen it as a superhero movie whose genre is more like The Shining than ‘we’re teenagers let’s save the world.’”
The cast includes Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa a.k.a Sunspot, a mutant with the ability to absorb and channel solar power; Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar, the Native American telepath also known as “Mirage”; Alice Braga as Dr. Cecilia Reyes, a medical doctor who has the ability to generate a protective bio-field around herself but also has more going on than she lets on; Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin, also known as Magik, who uses teleportation; Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie, a.k.a. Cannonball; and Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair, a.k.a. Wolfsbane, who can turn into a wolf.
Boone is helming from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee about teenage superheroes-mutants being held against their will.
New Mutants has been set for an April 13, 2018, opening.