'New Mutants' eyes theatrical release in August
Originally slated to hit theaters in early 2018, writer and director Josh Boone’s take on Marvel’s New Mutants has been through an awful lot, including the transition of 20th Century Fox into Walt Disney Pictures‘ 20th Century Studios. Of course, the closure of movie theaters nationwide due to covid-19 didn’t help either, forcing the film to give up its more recently planned April debut. Although many speculated that the film would instead be released digitally, The New Mutants now has a new theatrical release date: August 28.
The New Mutants offers an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.
Boone directs from a screenplay he wrote with Knate Lee, adapting Chris Claremont’s original comic book storyline. The film version sets Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair (aka Wolfsbane), Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin (aka Magik), Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie (aka Cannonball), Blu Hunt as Dani Moonstar (aka Mirage), Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa (aka Sunspot), and Alice Braga as Dr. Cecilia Reyes.
The New Mutants is produced by Simon Kinberg, p.g.a., Karen Rosenfelt, p.g.a. and Lauren Shuler Donner with Stan Lee and Michele Imperato Stabile serving as executive producers.