Expectant joy greeted the news that director Jeff Nichols  was reuniting with his Take Shelter tar Michael Shannon in a sci-fi about a man on the run with his preternaturally gifted son.

Today we get a glimpse of what Nichols and Shannon have in store, with the fantastic first trailer for Midnight Special, due out in April of next year.

Shannon is joined by Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton and Adam Driver. Jaeden Lieberher plays the gifted child, and from what we can see from Midnight Special this should lie in the happy valley between early Spielberg, Starman Carpenter, good M. Night Shyamalan and Rian Johnson’s Looper. There are some beautiful shots here, and the tone is black as night. Can’t wait.

Here’s your trailer, and let’s see the new poster as well shall we?

Midnight Special Poster