Official poster and first look image from acclaimed writer-director Jeff Nichols’ sci-fi chase film.

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Inspired by ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind,’ ‘E.T.,’ and ‘Starman,’ the film stars Michael Shannon as Roy, a father desperate to protect his uniquely gifted, eight-year-old son Alton, played by newcomer Jaeden Lieberher.

Joined by Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst, this group must race to get Alton to a secret location all while being hunted by an extreme religious sect led by Sam Shepard and a government task force headed up by Adam Driver.

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL hits Irish cinemas April 15, 2016.