'X-Men' series gets creepy with first trailer for 'New Mutants'

By Wade Sheridan  |  Oct. 13, 2017 at 6:45 AM
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Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Fox's X-Men series has traded in Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters for an insane asylum in the first trailer for New Mutants.

The clip, released Friday, offers a new horror take on the X-Men franchise as a group of mutant teenagers navigate their way through a mental hospital that appears to be haunted.

"Did you know baby rattlesnakes are more dangerous than adult ones?" the young mutants are told as they discover that they are being kept at the facility due to their dangerous powers.

The trailer offers looks at the cast of New Mutants including Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga.

Directed by Josh Boone, New Mutants is set to arrive in theaters on April 13, 2018.

"We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe. There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We're trying to do something very, very different," Boone said previously to Entertainment Weekly about the film.

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