The Stand director Josh Boone’s X-Men horror movie The New Mutants with Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, and Alice Braga will be unleashed on April 3rd and is projected to score an opening weekend in the range of $15 – 25 million.
And today we hear that Boone originally pitched the powers that be over at Fox a trilogy of New Mutant movies – with each film tackling a different type of horror film subgenre!
Boone tells Collider: “When [Knate Lee and I] went to go tell Fox we wanted to do this movie, we made them a comic book. It was a PDF that pitched them kind of a trilogy of films where each one is its own unique kind of horror movie. The first one is the supernatural horror movie. I won’t say what the other two are, but they’re all horror movies, but a different horror movie each time.“
New Mutants is directed by Josh Boone and produced by Simon Kinberg, Karen Rosenfelt, and Lauren Shuler Donner from a script by Boone and Knate Lee based on the comic by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod. It centers on five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a facility against their will, who must fight to escape their sins and save themselves.
It stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin / Magik, Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie / Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa / Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar / Mirage, Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes, and (maybe) Jon Hamm.