First Trailer: Jeff Nichols’ “Midnight Special”

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a first trailer for their upcoming supernatural thriller “Midnight Special,” the latest project from “Take Shelter” and “Mud” director Jeff Nichols.

Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher, Sam Shepard, Bill Camp, Scott Haze and Paul Sparks all star in the project in which Shannon plays a father who goes on the run to protect his young son and uncover the truth behind the boy’s special powers.

What starts as a race from religious extremists and local cops quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government. The film opens .