Written and directed by Nichols, Midnight Special is described as a sci-fi drama that follows a father and his eight-year-old son forced to run when the former discovers the latter possesses special powers. What powers this son wields are being kept under wraps for now, along with what role Dunst, Driver, and Edgerton will play.
This has been an interesting year for original science-fiction in Hollywood. In the last eight and a half months we've seen the release of Pacific Rim, Elysium, Oblivion, The Europa Report, Dark Skies and After Earth, and we're still waiting to see Gravity, Her, and Snowpiercer. It's hard to say exactly why the movie world is suddenly so interested in creating some fresh content for the genre, but soon Take Shelter and Mud director will be getting in on the action