Warner Bros. Pushes Back Sci-Fi Flick Midnight Special to March 2016 Release

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Looks like we'll be waiting another four months for Midnight Special!

This first major studio production from indie favorite Jeff Nichols (who directed the earlier critically-acclaimed Grand Prix recipient Mud) was originally slated for a Thanksgiving 2015 release. The film was bumped back to a March 18, 2016 release date by Warner Bros.

Midnight Special - Michael Shannon and Kirsten Dunst

Midnight Special, described by writer/director Nichols as a "sci-fi chase" film inspired by John Carpenter, wrapped filming and has been lingering in post-production as of early 2014.

The film stars Michael Shannon as a father who discovers that his young son possesses supernatural powers and consequently flees with him, dodging a religious sect led by Sam Shepard and a government agency headed by Adam Driver.

Caralynn Lippo is a staff writer for Movie Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter.

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