X-Men: The New Mutants dropped its first horror-filled trailer, and now we’re learning more about the movie. Director Josh Boone spoke to IGN about creepy things on set:
“Literally every single person on my crew – all my grips – all those people had weird things happen to them while they were there. I even told the behind-the-scenes crew to go interview everyone who had weird stuff happen to them for an extra on the Blu-ray.”
When it came to Boone himself, though, he was skeptical about the whole thing:
“I went and even sat in the places where some people felt something, and was like, come on. Prove to me there’s something after death. It didn’t happen. I’m like Fox Mulder – I want to believe – but I don’t.”
Boone also talked about why he wanted to adapt the New Mutants — he’s a fan going back to when he was a kid:
“Simply, I really liked them when I was a kid.
My best friend, who I wrote this with, we’ve been friends literally since we were little infant babies. Our mom’s are best friends. We had a comic book company when we were kids and drew our own series, and would make photocopies at his grandma’s house and sell them to our family.
We were hugely Marvel obsessed in the ’80s, long before there was a Sam Raimi Spider-Man movie. That was like our world. New Mutants was one we really liked back then. I really remember loving the Demon Bear story, and being really into how strange and metaphysical it was and how it operated on different levels of reality. I just felt that’d be cool and interesting stuff to do in a comic book movie, and make a new way to tell a story like that.”
Since this is based on the Demon Bear story, does that mean Demon Bear is the only antagonist? Looks like that isn’t the case:
“Nah, I wouldn’t even go so far to say that. I’d just say it’s very much inspired by that run on the comics.
I wouldn’t want to give away too much. Although I will say there’s stuff you’ll never see in the trailers that are big parts of the movie.”
When asked about the location of the movie and if the entire thing takes place in the asylum, Boone was hesitant to confirm one way or another. He does confirm the time period, though:
“I don’t … It’s hard for me to say. I’ll say it’s a ‘rubber reality’ horror movie. So the place they’re in becomes more spacious when it needs to… … It takes place present day.”
We know a little more about The New Mutants now as fans are beginning to realize the movie that they’re going to get. A lot of them were surprised by the trailer and The New Mutants just got a lot higher on people’s radar in a packed 2018 for movies.
Summary: Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.
X-Men: New Mutants, directed by Josh Boone, stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Alice Braga, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga. It will be released on April 18th, 2018.
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