The best kind of horror films aren’t the one that causes you to jump out of your seat the most, but the ones that penetrate your skin and hovers over your mind like a dark cloud. And Josh Boone’s X-Men movie simply titled The New Mutants looks to be exactly that.
“This place takes your greatest fear and makes you live through it…until it kills you.”
Check out the trailer below:
The X-Men horror spinoff The New Mutants was initially supposed to hit the big screen in April 2018. However, due to a multitude of production problems (Long story short: Midway through production, Fox studio executives asked director Josh Boone to make a more YA-esque movie instead of a straight-up horror film the director envisioned. Once principal photography wrapped, studio executives changed their minds, this time telling Boone to make New Mutants in line with his original vision) the film was pushed back multiple times. Scheduled reshoots were getting pushed back too — it was a total mess.
However, it looks like things have finally settled down and we’ll be seeing The New Mutants on the big screen after all. It’s been reported that the version we’ll be seeing really soon is Josh Boone’s unadulterated vision. Of course, we’re a little sceptical about that.
The New Mutants synopsis:
20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment presents The New Mutants, an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.
The New Mutants is directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) and stars Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, Alice Braga.
The film is set for a 2 April 2020 release.