I can’t help but admit that I’m bored with Marvel and superheroes, but the notion of a superhero horror movie is an interesting one and after having seen this trailer I’m rather intrigued. It’s set in the X-Men universe but it seems that it will also deliver its fair share of scares.
It appears that this film is only the first in a planned trilogy of horror movies set within the X-MEN corner of the Marvel universe. As director Josh Boone says:
“We brought it to Fox as a trilogy of films, really all based on that long run by Sienkiewicz, and kind of incorporates some stuff from later issues in the ’80s.
These are all going to be horror movies, and they’re all be their own distinct kind of horror movies. This is certainly the ‘rubber-reality’ supernatural horror movie. The next one will be a completely different kind of horror movie. Our take was just go examine the horror genre through comic book movies and make each one its own distinct sort of horror film. Drawing from the big events that we love in the comics”.
A diverse cadre of teens are learning to cope with their superpowers. These new mutants find themselves held in a secret facility against their will and must battle the dangers of their powers, as well as the sins of their past.
The New Mutants is directed by Josh Boone, written by Boone and Chris Claremont, and stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Alice Braga, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga, Happy Anderson, Mickey Gilmore and Thomas Kee. The release date is April 13, 2018.