The New Mutants was recently delayed yet again due to a certain virus. But today we have a fun video mash-up that combines Josh Boone’s X-Men horror movie with A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. Check it out up top!
Here’s the video’s rundown: Director Josh Boone has gone on record saying that his X-Men horror movie THE NEW MUTANTS was inspired by Chuck Russell’s third entry in the A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS. And so we thought it’d be a killer idea to go ahead and take it one step further and actually mash-up the two films. What follows is what we around these parts like to call DREAM MUTANTS. Enjoy!
Boone originally said: “I’d say the biggest influences for this movie were [One Flew Over the] Cuckoo’s Nest, The Shining and Dream Warriors. I do love Dream Warriors, I loved the first [Nightmare on Elm Street] as well, but this is very much a rubber reality horror movie for the first about 75% of the movie and then it becomes something else. It follows the logic of those early Wes Craven movies and all that.”
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.