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Midnight Special (2016, D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Dunst, Edgerton

He wowed us in 2011 with "Take Shelter," and has scored strong reviews for his new film "Mud" this week at Sundance.

Now, filmmaker Jeff Nichols says he's currently working on two scripts, one of which is for a new film called "Midnight Special". He said in an interview the other day:

"I won’t talk too much about it now, other than to say I kind of want to make a 1980s John Carpenter movie. If I had to choose one of those it would be 'Starman.'"

It’s interesting because I’m doing the same thing I did in the summer of 2008 where I’m writing two scripts at once. 'Midnight Special' is going to be a genre film put through whatever bizarre filter is me. Them, I’m also writing this other movie based on a documentary that will hopefully be austere, quiet, sad, and beautiful."
i know there isn't a lot of info at the moment, but i'm just too damn excited about it not to start a thread.
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Midnight Special (D: Nichols; S: Shannon)

UPDATE: Took awhile, but Iíve gotten clarity on this Jeff Nichols Warner Bros project, and it was worth the wait. Michael Shannon, the Boardwalk Empire star who turned in a powerhouse performance in Nicholsí Take Shelter and appeared more recently in Mud, will star in Midnight Special, which Nichols wrote and will direct at Warners. Described to me as a contemporary science fiction chase film, the pic will be produced by Sarah Green and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, with Glen Basner and Christos V. Konstantakopoulos the exec producers. Shannon just played a hitman in The Iceman, and he plays General Zod in the Superman reboot Man Of Steel, so he is absolutely on the Warner Bros radar.

BREAKING, Earlier, 2:21 pm PT: After getting raves for his latest film Mud, Jeff Nichols is stepping up to the big league. Warner Bros chief Jeff Robinov just acquired Nicholsí next film, and it will begin production in February. Nichols, who also helmed the Michael Shannon-starrer Take Shelter, is carving an intriguing path to the studio ranks. Heís repped by CAA, Mosaic and Sean Marks, with Shannon repped by CAA and Wetzel Entertainment.
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re: Midnight Special (D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Edgerton, Dunst

Nichols + Shannon = Fuck. Yeah.
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re: Midnight Special (D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Edgerton, Dunst

Originally Posted by Tarantino View Post
Nichols + Shannon = Fuck. Yeah.
This.
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i'm gonna be interning or working on the set of this film. can't wait!
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Re: MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (2014) (dir. Jeff Nichols)

principal photography has wrapped on this....also here's some more of the cast:

michael shannon
adam driver
kirsten dunst
joel edgerton
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Texas-based writer-director Jeff Nichols (Mud) isn’t exactly forthcoming with details about Midnight Special, his 2016 sci-fi drama starring Michael Shannon and Kirsten Dunst as parents to a young boy (St. Vincent’s Jaeden Lieberher). The kid appearrs normal enough — but if you look closely at the exclusive photo above, note the swimming goggles around his neck.

“The son happens to have unique gifts,” Nichols, 36, says. “It’s a weird word to use, but his gifts are, um, supernatural.”

Nichols won’t confirm any further details, but those blue goggles would seem to suggest that the boy’s supernatual powers have something to do with his eyes. He even has Joel Edgerton (Black Mass), guarding his family with a pump-action shotgun.

The filmmaker’s reluctance to talk about his film’s plot is part of a Spielbergian effort to shroud Midnight Special (out March 18) in a veil of secrecy similar to the great genre movies of his youth. “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,” Nichols says. “This is my sci-fi chase film.”

Among those doing the chasing is a religious kook (Sam Shepard) and a government agent played by Star Wars chief bad guy, Adam Driver. However, says Nichols, Driver is not the film’s villain. “It’ll be nice by March to see him as a decent guy again.”
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Re: Midnight Special (2016, D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Dunst, Edgerton

Looks like this won't be hosted by Wolfman Jack.
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Re: Midnight Special (2016, D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Dunst, Edgerton

Damn. I was game already but that sure made a lot of sense from when Nichols said he wanted to his own John Carpenter film.

I LOVED Take Shelter. Are really liked Mud too.
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Re: Midnight Special (2016, D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Dunst, Edgerton

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Damn. I was game already but that sure made a lot of sense from when Nichols said he wanted to his own John Carpenter film.

I LOVED Take Shelter. Are really liked Mud too.
You need to check out Shotgun Stories. So far Jeff Nichols is batting 1.000, I'm in.
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Re: Midnight Special (2016, D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Dunst, Edgerton

I know. That one just never comes up. I'm always seeing something else.

EDIT: Seems like Michael Shannon is his real good luck charm. I hope he makes all his films w/ him.
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Re: Midnight Special (2016, D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Dunst, Edgerton

Jeff Nichols is probably my favourite director right now. I've been anticipating this since it was announced. Can't wait.
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Re: Midnight Special (2016, D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Dunst, Edgerton

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Jeff Nichols is probably my favourite director right now. I've been anticipating this since it was announced. Can't wait.
Totally agree with all of this.
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Re: Midnight Special (2016, D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Dunst, Edgerton

Looks good. I have a feeling that this will be like Drive where the audience expects one thing and gets a methodically paced Nichols movie. Not that I'm complaining.
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Re: Midnight Special (2016, D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Dunst, Edgerton

I really really want to see this one.

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Re: Midnight Special (2016, D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Dunst, Edgerton

Looks more and more like a remake of D.A.R.Y.L., but with it's own twist. Hope it's good.
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Re: Midnight Special (2016, D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Dunst, Edgerton

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Looks more and more like a remake of D.A.R.Y.L., but with it's own twist. Hope it's good.
....never heard of it.

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... hrmm. Not sure what to make of it.
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Re: Midnight Special (2016, D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Dunst, Edgerton

Eh, I usually hate it when a kid is the focus of a movie, but because it's Nichols, I'll see it.
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....never heard of it.

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... hrmm. Not sure what to make of it.
As I recall, it's much more of a "family" movie than the trailer depicts (I saw it theatrically when I was 10, and countless times on cable for a couple of years after that). A good chunk of the film is spent on his interactions with his foster parents, friends, and other technology (video games, ATMs).
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Re: Midnight Special (2016, D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Dunst, Edgerton

Been waiting for this one for a while. Second trailer looks great. Cannot wait to see this.
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Re: Midnight Special (2016, D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Dunst, Edgerton

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Eh, I usually hate it when a kid is the focus of a movie, but because it's Nichols, I'll see it.
As do I but it all depends like anything.
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Re: Midnight Special (2016, D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Dunst, Edgerton

Oh, snap. Shotgun Stories is on Amazon Instant Video, free w/ Prime. Now I get to see this shit. Fuckin' A, ya c unts.

EDIT: Sadly... not in HD. But whatever...

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Re: Midnight Special (2016, D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Dunst, Edgerton

Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
Oh, snap. Shotgun Stories is on Amazon Instant Video, free w/ Prime. Now it get to see this shit. Fuckin' A, ya c unts.

EDIT: Sadly... not in HD. But whatever...
It'll look just like my OOP DVD.
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Re: Midnight Special (2016, D: Nichols) S: Shannon, Dunst, Edgerton

Reviews have been pretty great so far. 85% on RT: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/midnight_special_2015/

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