This is a very interesting one. The New Mutants was originally supposed to hit cinemas in 2018 (April 13, 2018 to be exact), but it was pushed back to February 2019, and then just disappeared entirely, but there’s now a new trailer and it seems as though we’re going to get to see the film in April 2020.
The New Mutants story is a fascinating one, and one which I might go through in a later article. However, to cut a long story short, it seems as though Disney was not impressed by the movie after they purchased Fox and decided to can it.
However, it seems as though they’ve made changes and they’re now happy with the film which is set to hit theatres on April 3rd, 2020, and they’ve released a new trailer, which is actually rather spooky.
There are a lot of ‘haunted house’ moments in this trailer, which is what the film’s director, Josh Boone, was initially going for. That said, it does seem as though the final act of this film will be a lot bigger than what they had originally intended.
The film’s plot is a relatively simple one. Set in a spooky asylum for troubled mutants, five teenagers find themselves trapped inside against their will as their tested to see what their actual powers are.
The New Mutants are back and there’s a new trailer
They then start to experience strange things inside this facility and come together to find a way out.
At least, that’s what I gathered from the trailer. I’m going to be honest, my knowledge of The New Mutants comics is limited, but I don’t think they’re taking much inspiration from the source material here.
It looks like Boone was initially inspired by horror movies such as A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and some of Wes Craven’s work, which is fine by me.
I will say that this trailer has a lot of horror tones to it, which I like, and I’m happy to see they’ve kept the creepy rubber walls effect which was pioneered in A Nightmare on Elm Street.
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