Jeff Nichols’ critically acclaimed science fiction drama Midnight Special is out on Digital Download from today and Blu-ray & DVD on 8th August, so to celebrate we have an exclusive clip from the movie.
After rescuing his son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher) from a fundamentalist religious sect who are convinced his powerful supernatural abilities are the key to their salvation, Roy (Michael Shannon), Alton and their bodyguard Lucas (Joel Edgerton) are on the run for their lives.
What starts as a desperate escape from a fearsome cult across Texas, Alton’s abilities soon attract the attention of the FBI who believe the boy to be a threat to mankind’s very existence.
Working closely with the cult, the FBI are equally insistent on getting to the bottom of this mystery with Paul Sevier (Paul Sparks) of the National Security Agency leading the Federal pursuit.
With the trio’s fate hanging in the balance, Roy will stop at nothing to keep his son from harm and uncover the truth behind his unbelievable power, a discovery which could change the world forever.
Starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst and Jaeden Leiberher as Alton Meyer, Midnight Special is a thrilling, action-packed and totally original sci-fi chase movie that is a close encounter of a different kind. A must own for the starry nights of this summer.
Check out the exclusive clip below: