Michael Shannon, the best good luck charm a director can have, belongs to Jeff Nichols—Shannon stars in all three of Nichols’ films: Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, and Mud (currently in theaters). Recently, Shannon revealed he and Nichols “are heating up our fourth collaboration to happen in the winter.” Per Variety, said project is a sci-fi chase movie set in the present day. The Warner Bros. project is Nichols’ first studio film.
The studio is keeping details under wraps, but Nichols described two scripts he is writing in January. Midnight Special, which Nichols likens to a “1980s John Carpenter movie” (specifically Starman), sounds like a good fit. More after the jump.