Midnight Special (2015) - Trailer
Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama, Adventure
Cast: Elton LeBlanc, David Jensen, Cynthia LeBlanc, Jesse Yarborough, John L. Armijo, Patrick Kearns, Kerry Sims, Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson, Wayne Pére, Joseph Uzzell, Jon Arthur, Billy Slaughter, Kerry Cahill, Dane Rhodes, Michael Shannon
Director(s): Jeff Nichols
Jeff Nichols" Midnight Special (2015), is described by the director as an ode to John Carpenter"s Starman (1984) and Stephen Spielberg"s Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). Those are some big expectations to live up to so it is no surprise that he garnered such an amazing cast: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Sam Shepard, Kristen Dunst, and Adam Driver.
Jeff Nichols Interview excerpt:
The son happens to have unique gifts. It’s a weird word to use, but his gifts are, um, supernatural. Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., Starman, they were my inspirations — very propulsive journeys that work when you can’t predict what’s going to happen next. This is my sci-fi chase film.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Synopsis: A father (Michael Shannon), goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), and uncover the truth behind the boy’s special powers.
What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government. Ultimately his father risks everything to protect Alton and help fulfill a destiny that could change the world forever, in this genre–defying film as supernatural as it is intimately human.
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