Joel Edgerton and Jeff Nichols will team for a sci-fi movie

Joel Edgerton

After surprising audiences with the underrated TAKE SHELTER starring Michael Shannon and then following that up with the drama MUD with Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, Jeff Nichols has made quite a name for himself in a relatively short amount of time.  So much so that Warner Bros. bought the rights to a science-fiction film specifically for Jeff Nichols and the plot details are so hush-hush that we don’t even have a title yet.  In fact, all we know about this project is that Jeff Nichols will be reteaming with his TAKE SHELTER star Michael Shannon and he’ll be adding Joel Edgerton to the cast as well.

At one point, Jeff Nichols did mention a project called MIDNIGHT SPECIAL which he described as “John Carpenter – esque”, so this might be that film.  But he was supposedly writing MIDNIGHT SPECIAL and this script is one WB supposedly bought for Nichols too touch up.  So to sum up; Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton are starring in a sci-fi movie to be directed by Jeff Nichols.  Unfortunately, that’s all we know for sure right now. (Variety)

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