Fox has released a new poster for The New Mutants, the first in what director Josh Boone hopes will be a trilogy of horror films. The movie takes the New Mutants out of their traditional setting at mutant school and puts them into a secret government facility and also it’s a horror film. The description on IMDB reads:
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.
And Boone recently discussed the inspiration behind the movie:
Our whole pitch for this series was based on Bill Sienkiewicz run with Chris Claremont [The New Mutants vol. 1 #18–31, 35–38], so it’s very much when New Mutants became dark and surreal and more horror driven.
We were incredibly inspired by the Demon Bear story which is probably the best, well-known New Mutants story. We also drew on movies like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Stephen King stuff, and even Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.
Darabont wrote that back in the day and that was very inspiring to us. If we’d had just done New Mutants the comic, it would’ve been very much set-up like an X-Men movie in the mansion with Professor X and all that. So we really wanted to do something different. So kind of what we brought to Sienkiewicz and Claremont’s take on New Mutants was this idea they’re all in a psych-hole for mutants.”
Most people reacting to the poster released today are pointing to Rahne’s fangs on the bottom right, so take a look:
The New Mutants stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Alice Braga, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga. The movie hits theaters on on April 13th, 2018.