We learned just last night that director Josh Boone’s superhero horror movie The New Mutants has unfortunately been pushed back a full 10 months by Fox, moved out of its April 13, 2018 date all the way to February 22, 2019. But what is the reason for the massive, final hour delay? This bad news may actually be good news, it seems.
“An insider said that the move is being made because the film isn’t scary enough,” The Wrap reported. Similarly, reported Tracking Board, “Word on the street is that after the film tested well but not great, the studio decided to actually embrace the film’s horror elements and beef up the scares in the wake of the success of It and Get Out last year.”
We can only hope these reports are true!
In the film, “five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.”
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 directed from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee.