Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.
Originally had an April 13th 2018 then a February 22, 2019 theatrical release.
In a recent interview actress Anya Taylor-Joy confirmed that the film's delayed release is due to reshoots, rewrites, and apparently a new character being added. Here's what she had to say: "I do think that there is a great responsibility to make sure the movie is done right and that we deliver the fans something that they can all feel happy about and excited about. So, I don’t think it being delayed is a bad thing because it’s definitely more important to make sure that we get it right than rushing to make a date. So, hopefully, all of these reshoots and adding of the new character that will give the fans an altogether satisfactory, wonderful product." (3/12/18)
According to director Josh Boone they're aiming for a PG-13 rating, saying: "This movie is probably the hardest PG-13 ever made. I mean, we’ve pushed it. The horror is pretty dark, but there’s also an emotional core, too. If I can scare you and make you cry: that’s the goal." He also adds that the mutants in the film won't be wearing costumes: "There are no costumes. That alone makes it different. They can’t be with the other kids at the X-Mansion. They’re too f—ed up. They’ve all killed people, whether intentionally or unintentionally." (1/24/18)
Apparently the movie's release has been pushed back 10 months so the filmmakers can reshoot several new scenes to make the movie "scarier." Word is that a recent test screening "went well, but not great" so the producers are looking to focus even more on the horror aspect in hopes of capitalizing on recent successful R-rated horrors like Get Out and It. (1/14/18)
Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) plays Rahne Sinclair AKA Wolfsbane.
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Split) plays Illyana Rasputin AKA Magik.
Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) plays Sam Guthrie AKA Cannonball.
Henry Zaga (Teen Wolf) plays Sunspot AKA Roberto da Costa.
Blu Hunt (The Originals) plays Danielle Moonstar AKA Mirage.
It's said that James McAvoy will reprise his role as Professor X.
Co-written/directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars).
Described as "a haunted-house movie with a bunch of hormonal teenagers."
This is said to be a "Stephen King meets John Hughes'-style horror movie."
Based on the Marvel comic book series with the same name.