Although he's on horror fans' radars right now for his in-the-works film adaptations of Stephen King's The Stand, Revival, and King and Peter Straub's The Talisman (as well as a TV series adaptation of Clive Barker's The Great and Secret Show), filmmaker Josh Boone's next big screen story comes from the land of Marvel Comics. Part superhero story and part horror film, the first trailer for The New Mutants has arrived.
In a previous interview with EW, Boone said that The New Mutants movie will be "a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe. There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We’re trying to do something very, very different."
For those unfamiliar, The New Mutants debuted in 1982 before their own comic book series premiered in 1983. Brought to life on the paneled page by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, The New Mutants followed teenage mutants still learning to control their powers at Professor Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.
Boone also mentioned to EW that his film will be influenced by The New Mutants issues that featured artist Bill Sienkiewicz, who ushered in a new era for the series (beginning in issue #18) that Boone refers to as "Stephen King meets John Hughes."
The cast for The New Mutants includes Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair aka Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin aka Magik, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie aka Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa aka Sunspot, and Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage.
The New Mutants movie is slated for an April 13th, 2018 release from 20th Century Fox. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates and watch the first trailer below.