Director Josh Boone promised right out of the gate that The New Mutants was going to be a full-on horror movie, and the trailer indicated that he wasn’t lying about that.
The just released official poster also plays up the horror element, reminding of a certain scene in A Nightmare on Elm Street and of the poster for Peter Jackson’s Frighteners.
Check it out below.
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.
The New Mutants will arrive on April 13, 2018.