Fox’s ‘New Mutants’ movie is going to be “full-fledged” horror movie, which rules
It is an cliche almost as old as the comic book movie itself. The yadda, yadda, comic book movies need to take on other genres to stay fresh. Which, I believe. Which, makes me happy that New Mutants is aiming for full-fledged horror.
Director Josh Boone is clearly a huge horror fan. He had once battled for the rights to Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles”, which is now being developed into a television series, while also developing new adaptations of Stephen King’s “The Stand” and “Revival”, neither of which have come to fruition. So, when it was revealed last November that his New Mutants would be a Stephen King-style horror film, it wasn’t all that shocking.
The New Mutants, an “X-Men” spinoff, is a group of teenaged mutant superheroes-in-training created by Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod. Much like the other “dark universes” being adapted, “New Mutants” was always crossing that line for Marvel. Boone has finally gone on record with his plans for the adaptation, which is not only going to be a horror film but will be set in the X-Men universe.
“We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe,” Boone tells EW, “There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We’re trying to do something very, very different.”
“Game of Thrones‘” Maisie Williams has been cast in the role of Wolfsbane and Split actress Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik. Sources close to the production say that Henry Zaga, seen most recently in 13 Reasons Why, will soon be announced in the role of Sunspot. (Unconfirmed chatter has it that Rosario Dawson is currently in talks as well.)