The official trailer for Josh Boone’s New Mutants movie has just been released. The trailer, which is just over two minutes gives us a glimpse of the cast of characters locked down in an asylum. Unlike other X-Men titles, the trailer shows proves the backdrop of this story is set purely in the horror realm. In a recent interview with Variety, FOX CEO Stacey Snider praised Boone’s different take on a superhero film by saying: “We haven’t seen a superhero movie whose genre is more like “The Shining” than “we’re teenagers let’s save the world.”
Horror News Network has been providing a lot of coverage of 20th Century Fox’s New Mutants ever since the project was labeled as a “super hero horror film”.
This idea was further confirmed today by Fox’s CEO Stacey Snider in an exclusive interview with Variety. Snider touched on a number of topics, but she made sure to confirm that the New Mutants film would indeed be “…a haunted-house movie with a bunch of hormonal teenagers.”
She would go to say that, “New Mutants is about these teenagers who are just coming into their powers. It’s like watching mutants go through adolescence and they have no impulse control, so they’re dangerous. The only solution is to put them in a Breakfast Club detention/Cuckoo’s Nest institutional setting. It protects the people on the outside, but it’s strange and combustible inside.” read more
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alice Braga has been added to Josh Boone’s upcoming horror film, New Mutants. The actress is set to play Dr. Cecilia Reyes, a medical doctor whose latent mutant power awakens.
Braga is known to genre fans for her roles in I am Legend and Predators. The Brazilian-born actress currently stars in USA’s Queen of the South.
Rosario Dawson was previously cast in the role of Reyes, but she is no longer involved in the project.
Braga joins the previously announced Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga and Anya Taylor-Joy. read more
Director Josh Boone has been busy as of late adding cast members to his upcoming New Mutants film.
The Originals actress Blu Hunt has signed on to play the mutant, Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage. Moonstar has the power to show her victims greatest fear or desire and manifest them as three dimensional illusions.
13 Reasons Why star, Henry Zaga joins the cast as Roberto da Costa, a.k.a. Sunspot. His special mutant power allows him to harness the power of the sun, granting him superhuman strength and durability. read more
Much to the delight of horror comic fans, director Josh Boone revealed to Entertainment Weekly that the iconic Marvel title The New Mutants will brought to the big screen as a horror film. This is an interesting path to take as Marvel has had unmatched success with superhero genre films.
Maisie Williams, who plays the youthful Arya Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones will play the popular werewolf character, Wolfsbane. Anya Taylor-Joy who is known for The Witch and Split will play the sorceress, Magik. read more
Marvel has just announced via twitter that Legion has been picked up for a second season on FX.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) March 15, 2017
Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming at FX, praised the trippy, genre-bending series in an official press release.
Schrier stated that, “The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement. More than a new series, Legion is a wholly original take on the super hero genre. Our thanks to Noah Hawley for taking the creative risks and shattering expectations. It’s a privilege to work again with Noah, his producing partners, the outstanding cast and our partners at Marvel Television on another season of Legion.” read more