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Friday and 13th- a day and date which when combined can scare the hell out of anyone and everyone. And if you look at your calendar right now, you’d realize that today is unfortunately the unlucky day.  To make it worse (or better) 20th Century Fox is here with the long awaited trailer of the X-Men spinoff, ‘The New Mutants’.

First things first, it isn’t as vivid and flashy like a superhero movie. In fact, it’s creepy and horrifying and dark and all things one associates with a classic horror movie. Based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, it is intended to be the eleventh installment in the X-Men film series.

X-Men movie trailer© Marvel

While the Marvel’s comics were about a younger generation of ‘gifted’ students coming together at a school for the first time, the film is set largely in an eerie asylum where young mutants are kept in cells and observed for study.

Bottom line being, it takes the X-Men universe within the four walls of a dark hollow hospital setting.

The cast of the film is nothing short of exciting as it stars some of the most talented young actors of Hollywood. The film follows five mutants – Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why), and Blu Hunt (The Originals) who are held in a secret facility against their will as they are considered “dangerous”, try to fight their way out. 

X-Men movie trailer© 20th Century Fox

X-Men movie trailer© 20th Century Fox

The film is directed by the ‘The Fault in Our Stars ‘director, Josh Boone. In an interview, he said, “We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe. There are no costumes. There are no super villains. We’re trying to do something very, very different.”

He took to his Instagram to tease the audience about the arrival of the trailer today.

There’s Something New To Fear #tomorrow #newmutants #teaser #xmen #thenewmutants #fridaythe13th

A post shared by Josh Boone (@joshboonemovies) on Oct 12, 2017 at 7:09am PDT

And it does look very, very different. 

The trailer kind of gave away a ‘Stranger Things’ vibe, only scarier. It doesn’t provide with too many details but all that is shown is enough to leave you unsettled.

It opens with a voice over from Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga,) interviewing a new subject. Reyes asks the child if she has ever hurt someone and if she has ever experienced anything “abnormal”. The shot cuts to Reyes sitting in front of an array of monitors, calmly watching other children located throughout the facility.

X-Men movie trailer© 20th Century Fox

Watch the trailer here:

The film is set to hit the theatres on April 13, 2018 which of course, is a Friday.

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