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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #30. Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special

Midnight Special

Director: Jeff Nichols
Writer: Jeff Nichols
Producers: Sarah Green, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
U.S. Distributor: Warner Bros.
Cast: Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon

Just as his filmmaker buddy David Gordon Green did before him, Jeff Nichols is now sitting on the type of project that will see him bring out his inner geek. Having mentioned in an interview that he hopes to bring out some ’80s John Carpenter, Nicholas is moving into sci-fi drama after having successfully mastered subgenres in Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter and more recently, Mud.

Gist: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.

Release Date: Currently filming with post-production to begin later this month, Nichols could in fact spend a great deal of time in post pushing WB to date this for 2015. We’re hoping for a late in the race showing.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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